Dogs and humans have similar health needs. As mammals, canines have many common characteristics and health challenges as their care-taking human friends.
Millions of people consider their dogs to be part of the family. For that reason, canine health is a major concern. While there are specialized health care options for animals ranging from advanced surgical procedures to any number of pharmaceutical drugs, there is also a natural solution for a broad array of dog health needs. This solution is structured silver.
Structured silver is a next-generation colloidal silver technology that outperforms older colloidal silvers and silver hydrosols by wide margins. To learn exactly how structured silver is an improvement over the unstructured colloids of the past, go here.
Briefly, the colloids in colloidal silver are very small pieces silver held within water. New structuring techniques allow those silver particles to bond with the water in a way that the silver is much more active while still being safe. Here’s how this new version of colloidal silver works:
Avoiding trips to the vet and chronic infections can save you a lot of trouble and money. Vets are great resources, but using silver at home can help you prevent avoidable problems caused by infectious organisms.
Dog Use in General
• Wash wounds with silver liquid
• Apply silver gel to the wound and surrounding areas (this should be done 1-4 times a day as needed)
• Wraps can be used to keep the gel in place longer
• Dogs can drink the liquid silver for system benefits. It is given in amounts proportionate to the body weight of the animal. The average human weighs 150 pounds and drinks 2 teaspoons twice a day (maintenance dose). Dogs receive a dose of silver liquid that is based on the weight of the animal in comparison to human doses. For example:
Human (150 lbs): two teaspoons, twice per day
Dog (15 lbs): two tenths of a teaspoon, twice per day
Dog (75 lbs): one teaspoon, twice per day
• For more serious conditions the dose can be doubled, tripled or even quadrupled.
• Gel can be given topically, orally and/or in every orifice of the body in doses that cover the wound or treat the orifice, usually twice a day, but it is safe enough to apply 5 or more times a day (which is rarely needed).
• Silver gel is more expensive per ounce, but is safe enough to be consumed directly by the dog. If he or she licks an area where gel has been applied, that’s fine, just a little expensive.
For wounds in a visible area, it is recommended that the silver liquid and gel be given 60 days after total wound healing has been achieved to minimize scarring. For areas normally covered with fur, cosmetic concerns don’t apply and the main goal is to keep the area pathogen-free while the wound heals over and new skin grows.
The point of using silver liquid and gel is that the silver will destroy the bacteria, viruses, yeast and numerous parasites if the silver can stay in contact with the pathogen for 6 minutes. When you apply the gel it is because it will stay in place longer than the liquid silver. Both can completely kill the pathogen, but because the liquid silver is water-soluble it doesn’t pass through the skin or other fatty tissues easily. In fact, it is because it cannot pass through lipids that it doesn’t kill the good probiotic bacteria in the gut: the lactobacillus is coated with a milk fat that prevents water-soluble silver penetration and spares the good bacteria.
Silver liquid or gel can be added to drinking water, pumped into the mouth of the dog, applied to any orifice, and is actually absorbed very well rectally and vaginally. For dogs that keep a tidy water bowl (low amounts of spilling/splashing), adding silver liquid to the water dish is the easiest option. The silver is odorless and nearly tasteless, so your dog won’t even know what’s in his/her water.
12 Reasons to Use Structured Silver (Next-Generation Colloidal Silver) for Your Dog
- Protects against pathogens: Colloidal silver has been shown to effectively eradicate a number of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes, many of which are found in dogs.
- Good forms of colloidal silver support the immune system.
- Reduces inflammation: Through its disinfectant power, structured silver can reduce infection and slow the inflammatory response in animals.
- Protects against many parasites.
- Provides pain relief: Structured silver effectively reduces swelling and infection, and therefore reduces the associated pain without the side effects of traditional medicines.
- Promotes oral health: Structured silver can help reduce tooth plaque and decay, and minimize bad breath. It also is effective for mouth and jaw infections.
- Supports eye, ear and nose health: Structured silver is commonly applied to the eyes, ears, and nose for infections and other problems.
- Keeps skin and coats healthy: Structured silver can effectively fight skin infections and help maintain a healthy coat.
- Soothes wounds and burns: Can effectively heal wounds, scrapes, tears and burns.
- Calms digestive ailments: Structured silver can safely be consumed to help with ailments of the digestive tract, such as food poisoning, vomiting, diarrhea and intestinal infections.
- Disinfects pet surroundings: Structured silver is a terrific tool for disinfecting and cleaning your pet’s surroundings, including dog houses, food and water bowls, toys, and so forth.
- It is extremely SAFE: Dozens of studies, as well as thousands of anecdotal cases, have shown silver to be non-toxic and very safe for internal and external application.