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post #1 of 38
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I'm recovering from a severe illness and a friend has given me a colloidal silver machine.  She says it was instrumental in curing her Crohn's disease.  Before that I was quite cynical about it as it seemed to good to be true.

 

I've read quite a few random comments on this site and wondered if someone could just give me the definitive 'using colloidal silver with cats' advice (from those with direct experience).  I have a boy with a compromised system who gets diarrhea very easily and is sensitive to quite a few things.  I need to know whether you put it in their water, whether it can be over-used, and what to use it for.

 

Any advice is greatly appreciated smile.gif

post #2 of 38

I've used colloidial silver with my cats. You can mix it with food or put it in their mouth. 

 

You can read more information on what I used and what you can use it for here:http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huisdierendokter.nl%2Fcolloidaal-zilver.html The original text is in Dutch, but I've used google translate to translate it in English. 

post #3 of 38
I use this brand recommended by Carolina http://www.amazon.com/Amino-Botanical-Supply-Silver-Colloidal/dp/B001E10B4O/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hpc_5 It is absolutely amazing. You can dilute with distilled water and keep in a dark colored bottle. I will have to dig up the directions as to how Carolina told me to use it and will post it here. I used it diluted to 50 ppm for an eye wash for my cat.

I am also currently using it full strength on my dogs histiocytoma's on his toes and a new growth on the side of his face that was bleeding. OMG in already two days both conditions have calmed down and are looking much better. It is an incredible product.
post #4 of 38
Lauren, you and I (and I think Carolina) only use it TOPICALLY.

I have no knowledge or experience with its use internally. Externally, I use it for everything on us and the cats. laughing02.gif It's great for ringworm, cuts, infection-prevention, pink eye... Flowerbelle had acne a month or two ago, the first time any of our cats ever had it. I used CS on it, and it cleared up overnight.

I do recall seeing that some people use it internally. The 500ppm that we use EXTERNALLY only would be MUCH MUCH MUCH too concentrated to use internally. Those are like 10 or 20ppm, I think. dontknow.gif I've also seen caution against using it long term, as the silver can accumulate in... ???? and then cause health problems.

I highly recommend it for external use against fungal/bacterial problems. I know nothing about using it with food or water (ingesting it).
post #5 of 38
I've used it before, on the cat scratches on my arms as well as Lucky's old fighting wounds.
post #6 of 38
It is safe for humans to injest, but I'm not sure about cats, or what the correct amount would be. I'm also not sure about the safty of making your own, unless you really know what your doing. When I was a buyer in the Wellness dpt. of our local co-op, below is the link to the brand we sold. It's a good one. I would just call the companies, & ask if they have any info on use in pets. But yes, topicly, it's wonderful! Mountain Well-Being Colloidal Silver, Colloidal Gold, Colloidal ...www.mountainwellbeing.com/
post #7 of 38

I've used it for ringworms for my cats.. worked GREAT!

post #8 of 38

silver is an excellent anti-microbial and for whatever topical external uses, it's great.  i wouldn't give it to a cat internally.  i know there are people who ingest it but i wouldn't do that either.

post #9 of 38

I've used liquid silver internally on cats for various ailments (everything from urinary tract issues to diarrhea to URIs) at a dose range of 15-30 drops/day (split in 2 or 3 doses) of either 10 or 30 ppm silver. I only use it when there are symptoms, not long-term or as a preventative. Ideally it's administered direct into the mouth (but not straight down the throat - more like into the cheek pouch), but it can also be put in wet food if the cat isn't a willing participant in that process (like some of the ferals I was treating).
 

post #10 of 38

Yes, colloidal Silver is wonderful for people & pets use!  I was a buyer in the wellness dpt. of our local co-op for 6 & 1/2 yrs, & sold lots of it!

It is really helpful, & does work. I have used it internally, & externally. I have'nt used it internally on cats, because I didn't know what dosage was safe.

Thanks sugarcatmom for the info!!  The brand we used to sell is a good one as well. below is the link. (they even list a phone number, if you need)

Good luck, keep us posted!

 

Mountain Well-Being Colloidal Silver, Colloidal Gold, Colloidal ...

 
www.mountainwellbeing.com/
post #11 of 38
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Originally Posted by Angels mommy View Post

Yes, colloidal Silver is wonderful for people & pets use!  I was a buyer in the wellness dpt. of our local co-op for 6 & 1/2 yrs, & sold lots of it!

It is really helpful, & does work. I have used it internally, & externally. I have'nt used it internally on cats, because I didn't know what dosage was safe.

Thanks sugarcatmom for the info!!  The brand we used to sell is a good one as well. below is the link. (they even list a phone number, if you need)

Good luck, keep us posted!

 

Mountain Well-Being Colloidal Silver, Colloidal Gold, Colloidal ...

 
www.mountainwellbeing.com/

OOPS! Sorry, I didn't think my first post, posted. I was having computer issues! This is the one I meant to post.  Didn't want anyone to think I purposely repeated myself.

post #12 of 38
Thread Starter 

Thank you, everyone.

It sounds like, to err on the side of caution, no internal use for pussycats.

post #13 of 38
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Originally Posted by Mani View Post

I've read quite a few random comments on this site and wondered if someone could just give me the definitive 'using colloidal silver with cats' advice (from those with direct experience).  I have a boy with a compromised system who gets diarrhea very easily and is sensitive to quite a few things.  I need to know whether you put it in their water, whether it can be over-used, and what to use it for.

 

Any advice is greatly appreciated smile.gif

 

 

I'll post more tomorrow or the next day because all Colloidal Silver's are NOT created equal. Too much information to post here right now when I'm short on time. There are three types of products that can be labeled as "colloidal silver," and they can be categorized as: ionic silver solutions, silver protein, and true colloidal silver.

 

I use CS internally and externally for my kitties. Internally I never use over a 30ppm CS. Externally I could go with a higher ppm, but I use the same 30ppm.

 

I didn't want you to think that there was hardly anyone that uses CS for their kitties. I'm sure there are quite a few, just that they haven't seen this post yet.

post #14 of 38

Try adding a half ounce or so of colloidal silver to a dish of water and setting it next to a dish without CS in it...you just might be amazed which one he chooses to drink from first!

 

I've done a lot in the industry for over fourteen years.

post #15 of 38
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Originally Posted by WhollyCat View Post

 

 

I'll post more tomorrow or the next day because all Colloidal Silver's are NOT created equal. Too much information to post here right now when I'm short on time. There are three types of products that can be labeled as "colloidal silver," and they can be categorized as: ionic silver solutions, silver protein, and true colloidal silver.

 

I use CS internally and externally for my kitties. Internally I never use over a 30ppm CS. Externally I could go with a higher ppm, but I use the same 30ppm.

 

I didn't want you to think that there was hardly anyone that uses CS for their kitties. I'm sure there are quite a few, just that they haven't seen this post yet.


OK, thanks, WhollyCat.  My good friend sells the apparatus for producing it, and has an incredible amount of info on its use for humans, but not at all for cats.

So I'll just wait and see what you and others have to say.

post #16 of 38
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Originally Posted by LDG View Post

Lauren, you and I (and I think Carolina) only use it TOPICALLY.
I have no knowledge or experience with its use internally. Externally, I use it for everything on us and the cats. laughing02.gif It's great for ringworm, cuts, infection-prevention, pink eye... Flowerbelle had acne a month or two ago, the first time any of our cats ever had it. I used CS on it, and it cleared up overnight.
I do recall seeing that some people use it internally. The 500ppm that we use EXTERNALLY only would be MUCH MUCH MUCH too concentrated to use internally. Those are like 10 or 20ppm, I think. dontknow.gif I've also seen caution against using it long term, as the silver can accumulate in... ???? and then cause health problems.
I highly recommend it for external use against fungal/bacterial problems. I know nothing about using it with food or water (ingesting it).

Yes - I also only use it externally and CS truly is a miracle in a bottle for many skin issues. Not sure on the dilution for internally but Whollycat seems to have some knowledge on this one. biggrin.gifclap.gifclap.gif
post #17 of 38
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Yes - I also only use it externally and CS truly is a miracle in a bottle for many skin issues. Not sure on the dilution for internally but Whollycat seems to have some knowledge on this one. biggrin.gifclap.gifclap.gif

 

I'm still working on this Lauren. smile.gif I'm trying to put together a somewhat uncomplicated, but extensive, answer. A little for those that want a little, but more indepth for those that want to learn more and know what to look for. Should have it ready this weekend and will post it all. biggrin.gif

post #18 of 38
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That's really good of you, WhollyCat... I really look forward to it.smile.gif

post #19 of 38
CS is one thing I will not run out here in my house. For the kitties, I have used for wounds, ringworm, ear infections...
For me, aside from cuts and regular wounds, it has saved me from complications from many, many cat bites. Hope gets overs-stimulated, and she has bitten me quite a few time as I try to groom her. The last one I was wearing a safety glove, and still, it was a deep bite; in between my fingers, and I am pretty sure it reached the tendon. Hurt like no one's business! Again, washed, soaked a cotton ball with CS, and taped it on with surgical tape for The night. This one, because it was deeper, took longer to heal.... But sure enough, heal it did. CS has never failed me. I count, and will always count on it. When I travel, written instructions on how to use it are left behind too, for the pet sitters.... It is truly, an amazing product.
post #20 of 38
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Originally Posted by Carolina View Post

CS is one thing I will not run out here in my house. For the kitties, I have used for wounds, ringworm, ear infections...
For me, aside from cuts and regular wounds, it has saved me from complications from many, many cat bites. Hope gets overs-stimulated, and she has bitten me quite a few time as I try to groom her. The last one I was wearing a safety glove, and still, it was a deep bite; in between my fingers, and I am pretty sure it reached the tendon. Hurt like no one's business! Again, washed, soaked a cotton ball with CS, and taped it on with surgical tape for The night. This one, because it was deeper, took longer to heal.... But sure enough, heal it did. CS has never failed me. I count, and will always count on it. When I travel, written instructions on how to use it are left behind too, for the pet sitters.... It is truly, an amazing product.


Do you use it internally, Caroline, with yourself and/or your cats?

 

And does anyone use the machine to make their own?

post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by Mani View Post

That's really good of you, WhollyCat... I really look forward to it.smile.gif

 

I got side-tracked, so will get this done in the next few days. Hopefully it will be informative and helpful when it comes to choosing a CS and what to look for, etc.

 

FWIW, I use up to 30ppm internally (used this by mouth when Abby had a bout of FLUTD/IC in lieu of antibiotics--couldn't pill him) and/or externally for my kitties and myself. Brands I use are Source Naturals--Wellness Colloidal Silver (true) [this one is my number 1 choice], MesoSilver--Colloidal Silver (true), or Natural Immunogenics--Sovereign Silver Colloidal Silver Hydrosol (ionic).

post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by Mani View Post


Do you use it internally, Caroline, with yourself and/or your cats?

And does anyone use the machine to make their own?
No, I don't use internally.....
When I had a water fountain, sometimes I used one drop (500ppm) per cup (veeeeery diluted) to keep the water bacteria free..... But not really for medical reasons.
I can't testify for the benefits of using it internally - topically though, the BEST stuff clap.gifclap.gifclap.gifclap.gif
post #23 of 38
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Thanks Carolina.. It must work topically as the results speak for themselves!

 

WhollyCat, thanks.. no pressure!

post #24 of 38
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Originally Posted by Mani View Post

Thanks Carolina.. It must work topically as the results speak for themselves!

 

WhollyCat, thanks.. no pressure!

 

It also works internally--I've given it to my kitties and I use it internally myself, but never over 30ppm internally. (See my post before this for what brands I recommend--I try to stick with 'true' CS.) I have used it internally since I can't pill one of my kitties antibiotic pills (he's quite fractious when it comes to giving pills, but is a laid back kitty otherwise), and I've also used it internally at the first sign of a "kitty cold" e.g. watery eye, etc. with a drop placed into kitty's eye.

 

Thanks for adding the "no pressure"--that makes me not stress quite so much getting this done. It's quite the complicated subject to write about, but CS is quite amazing. smile.gif

post #25 of 38

I have been out of this for a while, (no longer working @ the co-op & getting the discount), but this tread reminded me of how wonderful it really is!

Yes, I have taken it internally, it's great stuff that can work wonders!!  (I took some last night!) I buy the Sovereign Silver 10ppms. (the finer, the better, more absorption).

I did finally get some more yesterday to mainly have for Angel.  He has gotten some more chin acne, even though he hasn't eaten out of plastic bowls in about

two yrs. ?? Not sure why it still comes up once & a while??

He will usually let me rub a cotton round w/ peroxide on it, on his chin, & a few days of that clears it up.

BUT,  the other day when I noticed he had a couple of new deep ones that hurt so much, he was  pushing my hand away when I tried to apply some,

even being very gentle, I knew they hurt, so I bought some Colloidal silver in hopes it will clear it up quicker!

So, thanks for mentioning that about Flowerbelle, Laurie!

 

I put some in his eyes too, & he didn't squrm like he does w' the other drops. :)

Put a couple of drops in his water too! :)

post #26 of 38
Anyone have any concerns with using this as a nasal flush to treat a pseudomonas infection, also what ppm would you recommend f or such a thing?
post #27 of 38
This doesn't help with what concentration or how best to administer, but there is a Taiwanese study about its efficacy againt pseudomonas aurugenosa (sp?). Here'the Mercola article: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/02/07/new-guidelines-released-for-safe-usage-of-colloidal-silver-supplements.aspx

The info is in Mercola's comments.

So this is a start, anyway. Maybe contact Dr. Becker, who runs the pet treatment part of Mercola?
post #28 of 38
I found this, though I don't see how this can be done with a cat, and it doesn't mention concentration, though I assume it would be the standard 10ppm or 30ppm versions.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5765743_make-colloidal-silver-sinus-rinse.html
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post #30 of 38
And a discussion of conventional treatment of pseudomonas: http://www.thecatsite.com/t/203138/pseudomonas
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