Colloidal Silver Dosing Guidelines for Pets ~ Part 2
And why hasn't the research been done?
If you think about it, Big Pharma simply doesn't want us using natural substances (for ourselves or our pets) in place of their pharmaceutical drugs.
So a lot of pet dosage recommendations are simply composed of what people have tried on their own pets, and have written about afterwards.
I pretty much consider these dosage recommendations to be general guidelines one can start with, watching the pet closely to see if the dosage is working, and increasing the dosage gradually and incrementally if it's not working.
Another Recommendation Example of Colloidal Silver Dosages for Pets
As an example, here's a completely different set of dosage recommendations from an article on the CertaPet website.
These recommendations are for dogs, but in my personal experience with pets and colloidal silver, this same dosage chart could easily apply to cats, as well, since it goes by body weight, which is the appropriate way to determine a colloidal silver dosage.
Here's what they wrote:
"Colloidal silver dosage for dogs depends on the size of your dog, rather than their age in years. Medium-sized dogs, for example, need a higher dosage of a colloidal silver solution than smaller dogs.
The general guidelines are as follows.
Note: All treatments all given 2-3 times per day, for ten days.
- 2 to 10 pounds – 1/16 teaspoons
- 11 to 25 pounds – 1/8 teaspoons
- 26 to 40 pounds – 1/4 teaspoons
- 41 to 55 pounds – 1/2 teaspoons
- 56 to 80 pounds – 3/4 teaspoons
- 81 to 100 pounds – 1 teaspoons
- 101 to 150 pounds – 1 1/4 teaspoons
- 151 to 200 pounds and over – 1 1/2 teaspoons"
When my dogs or cats are visibly sick, I give them considerably more colloidal silver than the above dosage charts recommend – maybe triple the recommended amount (based on body weight) if my dog or cat is visibly ill.
And I might stick with this higher dosage level for several days, or even for up to a week if the illness seems to be stubborn.
When my pets are doing well, I still give them colloidal silver daily, but in dosage amounts closer to what's recommended in the above two charts.
The bottom line is that there are no "set" dosages for pets because the research to determine such dosages has not been done.
So pet owners do indeed have to experiment a bit to see which dosage levels work for their own pets, and which do not. That's the unfortunately reality. But the two charts above will give you a good place to start.
[Journalist and long-time colloidal silver advocate Angela Kaelin offers this dosage information for dogs and cats, based on anecdotal accounts. TryBlue agrees with this information but please know that we are not offering Medical Advice.]