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Can You Use Colloidal Silver For Your Cat’s Health?

Cat health and colloidal silver

Bentley

The Surprising Power of Colloidal Silver

My kitchen pantry and bathroom drawer look like a natural health store.  I’ve got bottles and tubes of homeopathy, herbal remedies, supplements, Chinese herbs, flower essences, essential oils, and all kinds of health products for the random colds, coughs, or flu my husband or I may have encountered over the years.  Many of these products I’ve bought to use for my cats for their various health issues as well.  After all, if I can spare them exposure to toxic drugs with side effects and treat their bodies naturally I will do it. 

One of the best things that everyone needs to have on hand is some high quality colloidal silver.  Not only can it be beneficial for people but it is a great tool to have on hand for your cat, too.  In fact, it’s got some amazing properties that I’ll bet you aren’t even aware of.  I had no idea it was so versatile!  When it comes to cat health colloidal silver is one of the best tools for your holistic health tool box.    

Testimonials, science give evidence colloidal silver works

Depending on what sources you read you’re likely to find articles that both support or deny the benefits of colloidal silver.  Despite the medical community’s and FDA’s attempts to dissuade people from using it, there are literally thousands of testimonials hailing its praise for both people and pets. 

According to an article I read by Dr. Josh Axe, silver attaches to the oxygen molecules which react with the sulfhydrol groups of viruses and bacteria; it also attaches itself directly to the cell membranes, disrupting cellular respiration.  It can even enter the bacteria’s DNA and prevent it from unwinding which is necessary for replication.  If these cells and DNA strands cannot complete their normal metabolic functions they die, and this is how silver is able to heal the body. 

Is it safe for cats?

Yes! Colloidal silver is an extremely safe and natural antibiotic for cats of all sizes and ages, including very young kittens. CS can be used both internally and externally, to attack the germ from the inside out and the outside in.

Colloidal silver is amazing for treating cats because it does not have much taste or smell to alarm cats, who are very picky about smell and tastes. In addition, it is not risky or harmful in any way when you spray it or dab it straight onto their fur.  (holisticcatcare.com)

Real cats, real stories

Over the years I’ve used colloidal silver for my cats for various reasons, mostly when they were fighting some kind of infection.  Here are a couple of client kitties who agreed to share their stories of how they used colloidal silver recently.

Oscar

Cat health

Oscar

My friend, Lisa, reached out to me several weeks ago when she noticed that one of her cats, Oscar, had a horrible looking infection on the back of his leg.  Chances are pretty good it was the result of a cat bite during a bit of rough-housing with his brothers.  It went from a little red spot to a big, ugly red and white streaked wound overnight.  It had grown to be about the size of a quarter and looked very red with pus under the skin.  Instead of running him off to the vet I suggested she try colloidal silver. 

She found some Sovereign Silver ointment at their local health store and started applying it right away several times a day.  Oscar didn’t seem to mind a bit and enjoyed the treat he got after his doctoring.  She was amazed at how fast it cleared up, and she was especially happy they were able to avoid Oscar the trauma and her the expense of a vet visit.  

Bentley

I have another friend, Pam, who rescued a stray kitty she named Bentley in her neighborhood.  He essentially moved in and made himself at home.  He was around three years old and had never been neutered, so she took him to the vet and had him fixed.  Just a few days after his surgery he became very ill.  He was running a high fever, had terrible diarrhea, and sat hunched over due to the pain.  The vet struggled to come up with a diagnosis but felt he had probably contracted the feline corona virus.  He had been living outdoors, and there was just no way to know how good his immune system was or if he was exposed to it from another cat.  

When Pam went out of town over Thanksgiving I got to kitty sit for Bentley!  Thankfully he never lost his appetite despite his illness.  I fed him a combination of fresh, lightly cooked turkey breast with a pre-mix by Food Fur Life, canned food, and Stella and Chewies and Primal freeze-dried nuggets.  Knowing that nutrition can make or break a cat’s health it was essential to give his body high quality food to help him heal. 

I also added in a dropper full of colloidal silver and probiotics each meal, along with the antibiotic from the vet.  Each day he seemed to feel better, and he was always waiting at the door for me when I arrived.  

After Pam returned from her trip she only gave the colloidal silver sporadically, and Bentley’s condition seemed to go backwards.  After we spoke about it she started giving the silver again along with the vet-prescribed anti-inflammatory medicine that ironically came with a black box warning.  She stopped it after three doses and upped the dosage of silver. 

Did it work?

By December 1st he was like a different cat!  In a text from her she wrote:

You would not believe the transformation in Bentley! He’s like a totally different cat.  He’s running up and down the stairs, following me everywhere, sleeping on my bed, getting up in the cat condo, wanting to go outside, going poop–oh my gosh! He jumps at my feet when I move them in the bed…I think he was half dead before!

What other uses does it have for cats?

According to another article about natural antibiotics for cats, there are lots of ways you can use it:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting:  add to bath water, drinking water, or spray it on bedding
  • Avoiding infections: apply to cuts, scrapes, and injuries–even apply it to bandages
  • Treating infections:  add to drinking water or giving orally 2-3 times per day (cats:  5 ml)
  • Healing skin issues:  ringworm, itchy skin, eczema
  • Stomach aches:  for when they eat something they shouldn’t, add to drinking water or give orally 3x/day

Here’s a list of ailments and diseases you can use colloidal silver for:

  • Feline acne
  • Tear stains and eye infections
  • Ear infections
  • Rodent ulcers
  • Teeth issues, including periodontal disease, gingivitis and stomatitis 
  • Abscesses
  • Wounds
  • Helps eliminate parasites
  • Yeast infections
  • Moist dermatitis
  • Acral lick dermatitis
  • MRSA
  • FeLV infection/ FIV (in some cases can help a FIV-positive cat revert to  FIV-negative)
  • Food Preservation
  • Feline herpes
  • FLUTD (feline lower urinary tract disease) and UTIs 

There are several way to apply colloidal silver, depending on the ailment.  You can add it to the water; soak a cotton ball with it, or give it orally by syringe or dropper.  Apparently there’s no risk of giving too much, so be generous!  You can also muscle test to help figure out the proper dose and duration. 

Colloidal Silver vs Antibiotics

While it’s understood that at times there is a need for antibiotics in emergency situations, keep this in mind:  antibiotics kill all bacteria, both good and bad.  Your cat’s gut flora is full of good bacteria needed to keep a healthy immune system and fight of diseases and infections.  Colloidal silver will not destroy the good bacteria in your cat’s intestines because it gets absorbed and works at the cellular level before even getting that far. 

So next time you’re at the natural health store or even perhaps your grocery store, be sure to pick up a large bottle of colloidal silver and perhaps some colloidal silver gel, too.  You never know when your cat (or you) may need it, but at least you’ll be ready!

Have you tried using colloidal silver with your cat?  Share your experience in the comments below.  And please share this post and join our community of cat lovers here.

 



26 responses to “Can You Use Colloidal Silver For Your Cat’s Health?”

  1. Ruby Wiehman says:

    I use Colloidal SIlver all the time for my cats (and myself!) But my real story of success was with my cat Biscuit. He had an abscess at the base of his tail and my daughter persuaded me to have it surgically opened and cleaned up at the vet. Big Mistake! He was given some anesthetic which he was allergic to and his liver and kidneys went into failure and causing his wounds to turn to gangrene. The vet wanted to put him down, but I pleaded for a few more days. I smuggled in some CS and the next morning he had eaten by himself! I paid the horrendous bill and checked him out – took him home and painstakingly nursed him back to health. I put CS gel on the wounds and he got liquid CS daily with a dropper. He recovered completely even though the vets thought he might lose some of his tail, or even lose some function in his tail. None of that! He became my shadow after that – as if he knew I had saved his life. He never left my side until he finally crossed the rainbow bridge in 2014.

    • Pam Roussell says:

      Ruby, your story gives me chill bumps! That is beyond amazing! Kudos for you for following your heart and never giving up on Biscuit. Your courage should be an inspiration to other cat parents out there to always question the vet and not to be afraid to seek alternatives that can be successful and in the best interest of our beloved kitties!

  2. Jeannie Lee says:

    I’m currently using purified Silver in spray form on my 15 yr old Burmese Cat Leo who suffers from chronic asthma. It had gotten worse over the years and nothing I’ve tried really worked. My Vet just put him on abuterol with inhaler but it just made it worse. Then he suffered a collapse lung. I was desperate for a natural cure. I came across a website that had suggested the use of Silver to treat feline asthma so I figured what I had to loose? So for he’s been on it for almost two wks and I could see big improvements already. He still occasional get attacks but it is not as severe or frequent. He also suffers from severe feline herpes which also slowed down he’s constant runny eye and nose. Yes, I will continue to use this daily if it will help him to feel better!

    • Pam Roussell says:

      Jeannie, I’m so glad Leo is showing improvement! My former cat Snowbear suffered from kitty bronchitis and herpes, and the vet said it was incurable. Once I stopped feeding kibble he was 95% improved and was only taking lysine. If you feed Leo any dry food whatsoever try taking him off and see what happens.

  3. Tracy says:

    I hope someone can give me some reassurance. Took my kitten (who will be 3 months old in a week) to the vet. He has a severe viral herpes eye infection. I was given some eyedrops and antibiotics. As I use colloidal silver in my home and said to him being a viral infection then I can rather give him some. I got a stern NO and was told I will kill him if I give it to him. Apparently this virus is reoccurring and difficult to treat. So the prognosis is not good. Well I’m devastated and really want to get him well. Has anyone had any success with using colloidal silver for this particular eye infection. I would grateful if someone would have some positive feedback for me please.

    • Pam Roussell says:

      Tracy, I’m so sorry your kitten has the feline herpes virus. I have used colloidal silver in my cats’ eyes and had absolutely no issues! Your vet is just not informed and therefore cannot recommend something that would compromise his license. But shame on him for lying to you about something like this! I’d highly recommend you find another vet for future issues. If you’d like I can muscle test using a photo of your cat to see if colloidal silver would be beneficial in helping the infection. We can also test and see if a supplement like Lysine would be beneficial in keeping it at bay. It worked well for my cat Snowbear who also had the feline herpes virus. Email me directly at pam@purrrfectlyholistic.com and send me the photo. Your kitten is not going to die from this!

      • Tracy says:

        Hi Pam. Thankyou so so much. I am so grateful for your response.I feel so much more relieved and positive. I have just given him some now and will send you a photo shortly.Thankyou.

  4. Sandra says:

    My diabetic male cat takes insulin for diabetes and is prone to urinary tract infections. Can I give him CS for the UTI?
    How do we determine the amount to give? If by weight, “Harold’ is about 12 lbs. Thank you.

    • Pam Roussell says:

      Sandra, I’m sorry to hear Harold is struggling with these issues. To clear up the UTI quickly I highly recommend using the homeopathic remedy Cantharis 30c. Take 3 pellets, dissolve in about 1/4-1/3 cup purified water. Stir or shake vigorously, then use a syringe to give him 1/2 ml either directly into his mouth or onto his food. Give a dose at breakfast, dinner and breakfast. (or dinner/breakfast/dinner) This remedy is by far the best and fastest way to remedy a UTI. Furthermore, if he’s on a dry food diet do your best to wean him on to strictly a wet diet.

  5. Diana says:

    Hi, I am helping a stray cat who has lost appetite and had some wounds under his chin which I believe CS can heal him. But the concern is he may have liver toxicity. Do you think CS can help with liver toxicity?. Many thanks

    • Pam Roussell says:

      Diana, how wonderful that you are helping this stray kitty! CS is non-toxic, but in order to know if he may indeed have liver issues I’d be happy to energy test him using a photo. If he needs liver support I can make recommendations. In the meantime I would feel comfortable offering him 2-3 ml of CS twice a day for about 10 days. I can also verify the dosage when I energy test him. You can email me directly at pam@purrrfectlyholistic.com

  6. Diana says:

    Sorry for late reply. Can I check if CS can heal Liver condition in cats rather then using other supplements? Thanks

    • Pam Roussell says:

      I do not know if CS can heal a liver condition. It’s properties are antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral. If the liver needs detoxed or support the best option would be to use a milk thistle or liver detox product for cats. These would be much more effective.

  7. Robin says:

    Hello,
    I adopted a 9 month old lynx point Siamese kitty who came into the shelter as a stray. Was 4.5 pds. He was already neutered when he came in and I’m guessing he was vaccinated for everything at time of neuter.

    He had some green discharge from his nose, fever, and some lung sounds so they isolated him and started him on doxycycline.

    I adopted him on his 8th day there, still in isolation,(just felt we had to bring him home!) and requested something stronger so he was on azthromyacin for the next two weeks. The whole time, even since he came into the shelter, his eyes and mouth were clear, no sneezing or coughing or mouth sores.

    The first night home I gave him some colloidal silver and he was able to meow within six hours, he hadn’t meowed before. No more green discharge after that either. I had only seen one small drop from one nostril that night and nothing at all since then.

    Since I’ve had him he’s been doing better every day, tons of energy, eating great, loves food which is Young Again dry and Holistic select wet. He’s super playful, no sneezing, coughing, discharge of any kind from anywhere. His eyes and mouth are clear, his gums look pink.

    So the problem this whole time is that he is congested in his sinuses. No other symptoms. He sounds like a duck at times and breathing through his nose is mostly noisy. He snores. All the noise is from his nasal passages.

    And it started to get better, I thought yay, we’ve turned a corner but then a little worse again and although not as bad as the first night, not a whole lot better. At times his breathing isn’t noisy. I have a cool mist humidifier in his room which seems to help.

    He’s been separated from the other pets for 20 days at my house. I just now started letting him get to know them as he is getting so lonely despite me sleeping nights with him and many visits during the day. He had been on antibiotics for three weeks first. My other cats all have been vaccinated a few times as I got them though petsmart and petco at a few years old. They are super healthy indoor and catio cats and the rescue group thought he would be fine to meet and greet after being separated so long and no other symptoms. My diabetic kitty had a sudden very bad URI two years ago,I was never told to separate him and the others were fine. (That kitty had to take prednisolone 11 years to stay alive and had diabetes his last seven years, he actually did great despite that and we had to let him go when suddenly at age 14, he had fluid on the outside of his lungs).

    Anyway I’ve tried Homeopet for breathing, it seemed to help but then he got diarrhea from it. Pumpkin cleared it up but I had to discontinue the Homeopet. I started him on lysine but overall not much different after a week and that gave him runny poops as well. I do steamy breathing treatments 2-3 times a day, the vaporizers both have colloidal silver in them. He seems to like the stream treatment but never sneezes anything out. They seem to loosen things up a bit but it is not long lasting as far as relief. Some relief from infant saline drops when I actually get them in but they wear off pretty quickly and don’t always make a difference. I have infant nose drops (otrivin child)that I can let him smell from a distance but one drop on my finger 5 inches away he squeezes his whole face up and the one time I got a drop in he seemed to have a reaction to it, scratching his ears and biting his feet a bit.

    I’ve researched everything so intently and nothing matches up as congestion is the only symptom. I don’t think he has herpes as his eyes are clear and everything else it could be, asthma, you name it, they all come with sneezing, coughing, discharge none of which apply. And he doesn’t paw at his face as if anything is in there.

    His energy is great, he chases and plays but with needing the extra air to play hard he stops at times to rest but actually no more then the others do. I don’t let him play long. He rarely mouth breathes.

    I have an appointment at the vet but am so wary of drugs or possible treatments for things he doesn’t have but they may give because of not knowing what to suggest. I’ve read so many stories of people going down an endless road of diagnoses and treatments with so many side affects and no results.

    I’m feeling anxious and heartsick, I just want this little new boy to be able to enjoy life without congestion! I feel pretty down.

    Also the shelter had given him all the vaccinations again and did so when he was sick so I feel that messed him up as well.

    Any ideas of what it could be? I’ve heard that the cold can hang on quite long but can they hang on longer then a month? Are the stream treatments possibly making it worse by not letting the sinus dry out?

    I’m so afraid he’ll have to live like this, I’m just scared for him. I just started giving him 1/4 tsp silver, will do that three times a day. He weighs about six pounds.

    I’m so very sorry to be so long, a book I’ve written here! I just wanted to give all the details. And I thank you so much for your patience! Thank you so much for any suggestions!

    • Pam Roussell says:

      Robin, what a journey you’ve been on! I feel like the veterinary community has truly let you down. Vets/shelters should never vaccinate an sick animal–it’s actually written on the vaccine labels! The symptom of nasal congestion could be related to vaccine damage, food or environmental allergies. It could be a nasal polyp as well, which is due to chronic inflammation. Muscle testing would be your best bet to know which direction to go. Using a homeopathic remedy for nasal congestion may also be successful. I provide a service called an Optimal Cat Health Analysis which uses muscle testing to determine what is resonating with a cat in terms of sensitivities, food, illness, and finding pathways to recovery. I can also help you find a veterinary homeopathy if needed who works remotely. A quick word of advice: avoid any further vaccinations as they would be contraindicated based on his condition and history. My heart goes out to you both and I hope he will make a full recovery!

      • Sophie from Montreal says:

        Hi Robin,
        I have an exotic shorthair adorable cat, small size. started his life with a home made vaccine from catery 🙁 He’s now 8 y.o and constantly battling a nostril blockage that gets alternatively plugged dry or green and runny. He has to be put on azithromycin twice a year unfortunately, and many times a week I make a saline and colloidal silver nose flush with a tiny seringue that vets provide. After 3 to 4 seringues in a row he sneezes out some green slime all over… This rinse keeps his problem under control, eventhough he has learned to partially breathe through his mouth as well. I got used to hear him breathe like a duck often. It’s been a long life battle for both of us… I’ve noticed also that I have to keep him on exotic meats because chicken, beef and fish are a no-no for him, they exacerbate the blockage, sneezing even scratching. I’ve tried a bank account full of natural solutions, but a raw diet of kangaroo meat, nose flushes and sparse antibiotics (some make him sick but not the azithromycin) keep him comfortable. Best of luck to you, all my compassion,

        • Robin says:

          Hi Sophie,
          Hey I just came across this site today and saw your message. Thank you!

          I’m sorry to hear of what you go through with your kitty! I’m so glad you have found a way to help him and I’m keeping that information in case that could help Myka kitty. I will also look into the kangaroo meat, that is a new idea! He loves his food and I’ve not noticed any alleric reaction of any kind, no yakking, no sneezing or anything but it’s definately something to keep in mind.

          When he was on azithromyacin he didn’t have any problems with it either so will try that one again if another antibiotic is prescribed. My vet is really listening well to me and being so careful with Myka so I am thankful for that. He uses collodial silver as well for personal use and is always interested in what I have to say.

          I’ve also decided to start serrapeptase, I’ve used that for years, it disolves any inflamation in the body and is safe to use. It took away all my back and leg pain and chest pain as well and people do use it for pets. If there is scar tissue in his nose then it would slowly disolve it. A famous german Dr. Hans Neiper was a great resource. It dissolves plaque in arteries, the brain and even on teeth! Its helpful for copd and sinus as well. Many vets do use it now. I’m just going to use collodial silver to start as after a few servings yesterday it seemed to help, so will continue with that for ten days. If it doesn’t help then the next step is just a nasel swab and take it from there I guess.

          Thank you again for the information and for the details of how you do the nasal flushes! Its good to know I might be able to help him that was.

          I hope your kitty is doing well, he is blessed to be in your care!

      • Robin says:

        Hi Pam,

        I just came across your reply today, thank you so much for your help and advice!

        I did go to the vet and he did more antibiotics and upon return he felt he was about 70% better, and I felt about 50%. But about ten days later he was getting a bit worse so figuring out from here what to do. My vet is open to holistic ideas and uses collodial silver for his personal use and is very careful with what to do with this situation. They said they never vaccinate a sick animal either. Kitty had a fever at the first visit but at the follow up that was resolved. They want to just take a nose swab. Thats reasonable but yesterday he was worse and I started collodial silver and he was better today. I think I will keep on with that for ten days and take it from there and if it gets worse then do the swab.

        I will keep in mind the Optimal Cat Health Analysis and muscle testing, as well as the homeopathic vet! I do go to Dr. Andrew Jones sites now, on youtube, they are quite informative and helpful as well.

        And I agree with you, no more vaccinations!

        I’m just trying to figure out now the safest route for fleas…sigh…didn’t have them before but have them now and they are winning so I have to do something.

        Thank you so much for your care and help!

        • Pam Roussell says:

          I always find when using colloidal silver it’s most effective when you use it for 10 days straight. For sicker cats or those with an infection I start off with 3 ml twice a day. Usually after 5-6 days I can lower the dose to 1-2 ml. Muscle testing is the key. As for fleas, check out the awesome–and safe–flea products for cats at http://www.healthypets.mercola.com. You can also use diatomaceous earth, about 1/4 tsp, mixed in food once a day to kill any internal parasites as well as apply it as a powder on the cat’s body. It’s completely harmless to the cat but is super effective!

  8. Laurel A Shire says:

    My cat is 18 years and 3 months old and only 4+ pounds with terrible teeth. She is too old to be sedated and most antibiotics make her sicker. Her mouth is very painful and smells very bad, but she wants to eat but can’t. What can I try?

    • Pam Roussell says:

      Laurel, I’m so sorry to hear your kitty is in pain from dental issues. I would definitely recommend just soft pate’ style food with added water to make it super easy to eat. The homeopathic remedy Arnica 30C would help with pain and any bleeding if there is any. Are you familiar with using homeopathy?

  9. Carla says:

    Hello,
    Just came across your site. My 7yr old cat has an ear infection. She also has cancer and I’m doing my best to take care of her symptoms with aromatherapy and homeopathic remedies. Id like to clean her ears out with the silver but not sure what amount I should add to water to do this? Any advice would be great. Thanks!

    • Pam Roussell says:

      Carla,
      I’m so sorry to hear what you and your kitty are going through! Do you know what kind of infection it is? Bacterial? Fungal? There’s no need to dilute CS. I would use a dropper and 5 drops in twice a day. Concerning the cancer, are you addressing the diet as well? Removing all carbs, including pea products and potatoes, will starve the cancer cells. I wish you all the best!

  10. Jessica says:

    Hi there, Will colloidial silver work for hyperthyroid cat? he also has bloated belly which i believe to be Ascites (build up of fluid) hw is eating but his belly seems to be in pain and has very heavy breathing.
    Thanks in advance,
    Jess

    • Pam Roussell says:

      Oh my goodness! I’m so sorry to hear your kitty has this condition! Have you seen the vet or ruled out FIP? If not I would highly recommend you to get him examined right away. For hyperthyroid or Ascites I would not recommend CS. For hyperthyroid I would address what’s causing it. Nascent Iodine or a thyroid herbal support are great ways to support the thyroid naturally. For the abdominal swelling, I would rule out any life-threatening conditions first. To address the inflammation CBD for cats may be a viable option. I hope your kitty will be ok!!

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