A natural supplement many people may not know about is colloidal silver. It was first discovered and used in the late 1800s, although silver was used years before then either as dishes or to keep food from spoiling. Since then it has been used to keep both people and animals healthy. Here are some of the benefits of colloidal silver for dogs.
What is colloidal silver?
Colloidal silver is made by suspending microscopic silver particles in a liquid using an electro-colloidal process. It is important to only use colloidal silver that has been safely manufactured and tested. Giving your dog a homemade supplement or more than the recommended serving can be dangerous and even lethal since it can build up in the body faster than it can leave the body. The same is true for human dietary supplements of colloidal silver. Most of the safe colloidal supplements out there are around 10ppm.
How to use colloidal silver
Colloidal silver has a few different uses. You can apply colloidal silver as a topical supplement to help with dry skin in dogs. There are many different causes of dry skin. Some reasons for dry skin in a dog might include allergies, parasites, poor diet, overbathing, and more. Check out our article, “Caring for Your Pet’s Dry Skin” for more information. You should find out the underlying reason for your dog’s dry skin and resolve the problem. However, one of the best benefits of colloidal silver for dogs is to help relieve itching. Another thing many dog owners use colloidal silver for is skin infections. Many dogs spend a lot of time rolling in dirt and grass outside. This can lead to infections from the bacteria on the ground.
Another use for colloidal silver can be on a dog’s gums. This can help with gum soreness and inflammation. To apply it, all you need to do is spray the supplement directly on the gums and teeth. Some people also believe it helps reduce plaque and tartar buildup on a dog’s teeth. Don't forget to also check out Liquid Health Pet’s Spot Shot spray with colloidal silver to help with your dog’s dry, itchy skin and irritated gums.