How to Administer Colloidal Silver to Cats

If you were to think of a natural element capable of destroying more than 650 different strains of pathogens, it's unlikely that the metal designated number 47 on the periodic table would spring to mind. Yet, silver has been used as a water purifier, beverage preservative, germicide and antibiotic for more than 100 years. Even more surprising is the fact that although silver is classified as a heavy metal, it's non-toxic to people and animals. In fact, according to Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M., administering liquid colloidal silver to cats effectively checks several feline disorders.


Step 1

Understand what you're working with before attempting to use this product on your cat. First, liquid colloidal silver is not a thick, silver-colored liquid as you might imagine it to be. It's actually a water-based medium with microscopic particles of silver suspended in it. It comes in various concentrations ranging from 3 ppm (parts per million) to 500 ppm. The range appropriate for internal use in cats is considered to be 30 to 50 ppm, while higher concentrations are fine for most external applications, according to Sandy Arora, author of "Whole Health for Happy Cats."

Step 2

Treat your cat's dental issues, such as gingivitis, by applying colloidal silver directly to the animal's teeth and gums with a gauze pad or cotton ball. This may take patience (and leather gloves) depending on your cat's level of cooperation. You might only get one shot at it, too. Still, Arora asserts that one swipe is usually enough to get the material to mix with your cat's saliva and get distributed throughout the mouth.

Step 3

Administer colloidal silver to your cat orally to treat feline urinary disorders, including Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) or Feline Urologic Syndrome (FUS). Arora recommends a dosage of one dropper full two to three times per day for seven days, then one dropper full per day for two to three more days.

Step 4

Take the advice of Dr. Messonnier and add colloidal silver to your cat's wet food or drinking water if giving it by mouth proves too difficult.

Step 5

Spray undiluted 50 to 100 ppm liquid colloidal silver directly onto skin irritations and wounds from a plastic spray bottle two to three times per day for three to five days, or until the condition visibly improves. However, Arora recommends that fungal infections of the skin, such as ringworm, be treated with concentrations between 150 and 500 ppm.

Step 6

Soothe eye irritations by wiping your cat's eyes with a soft cloth or cotton gauze moistened with undiluted liquid colloidal silver.

Step 7

Feel confident administering colloidal silver to your cat in conjunction with other medications since there are no known side effects or drug interactions.