Is Colloidal Silver Safe for Dogs?

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Are you wanting a safe natural product to help with Fido's ear infections, eye conditions, cuts and wounds, and rashes? Colloidal silver might be just what you are looking for.

Is colloidal silver safe for dogs? Yes! Colloidal silver is safe for any pet… dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, birds, and horses.

What is colloidal silver?

Colloidal silver is a natural product made up of tiny silver particles in a colloidal base. The particles of silver are small enough to penetrate and destroy pathogens such as bacteria, fungal spores, parasites, and viruses. Its natural antibiotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties make it perfect to for both humans and animals.

Benefits of Colloidal Silver

Colloidal silver can be an inexpensive, holistic alternative to some antibiotics or steroids.  It may be effective against up to 650 viral and bacterial organisms. Below are a few of the most common uses.

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Colloidal silver can be used on bacteria, fungus, and viruses. Studies from Syracuse University and the UCLA School of Medicine show that colloidal silver can even be effective against conditions that have become resistant to antibiotics while there are no reports of resistance to silver solutions.

Skin Problems

Apply colloidal silver directly to the skin to help with ringworm, cuts, wounds, and burns. It is soothing on the skin and assists in repairing tissue damage.


Need help with ear infections? Drop colloidal silver directly into the ears to attack yeast and bacteria.


Does your pet have problems with pink eye, allergies, eye infections, or inflammation? Colloidal silver can be put directly into the eyes and does not burn or sting.

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Respiratory issues

Colloidal silver is often used to address symptoms related to asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia. Turn colloidal silver into a mist with a nebulizer to assist the lungs.

Immune Booster

Colloidal silver may also prevent some health problems. It can act as an immune system booster and can be used as a natural preventative to illness and disease.

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How to use Colloidal Silver


Dogs can take colloidal silver orally. Colloidal silver is tasteless so pets usually take the dose just fine. 


Colloidal silver can also be used topically. For an eye infection, you can give an oral dose but may also put drops of colloidal silver into the infected eye (1 drop 3 times a day).

Colloidal silver is soothing and helps heal the skin. For open wounds, burns, or ringworm apply colloidal silver using a cotton ball or spray onto the desired area.

For ear infections give an oral dose and drop directly into the ears as well (3-4 drops per ear).


Colloidal silver may assist with lung issues when turned into a mist using a nebulizer.

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Colloidal Silver - Side Effects?

Colloidal silver is tasteless, odorless, non-toxic, and soothing. It can be used internally and externally. This makes it the perfect natural product to help your pet maintain optimal health.

The only side effect from the use of colloidal silver is a possible reduction of the natural beneficial flora in the gut. You may want to follow up the use of colloidal silver with prebiotics and probiotics to build up good bacteria again.

It is also important to note that colloidal silver is easily obtained and varies in quality. Select a trusted brand of colloidal silver for use with your pets.


Colloidal silver is an inexpensive natural product considered to be very effective when it comes to bacterial, fungal, and viral infections, as well as preventing illness through added immunity. It is non-toxic, tasteless, and odorless so it can be easily used internally or externally.

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Peralta, Jessica. “Five Immune-Boosting Uses of Colloidal Silver.” Dogs Naturally, 9 Apr. 2020,

Scott, Dana. “3 Natural Antibiotics For Your Dog.” Dogs Naturally, 9 Apr. 2020,

Tao, Michelle. “Colloidal Silver for Pets.” Woofur Holistic Pet Care Centre, Woofur Holistic Pet Care Centre, 14 Sept. 2016,

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