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Is colloidal silver ok for cats?

topic posted Tue, October 24, 2006 - 3:24 PM by  anjuli
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Hi,

My cat has had a discharge from one nostril and one eye running for about a year. The vet reckons it's most likely chronic sinusitis, and so far she has had antibiotics whenever she's got particularly snotty.

I am concerned that the antibiotics are getting less effective, and that they're not good for her in general and wonder if anyone knows if it's ok to give her colloidal/ionic silver, which is a natural antibiotic.
She is about 12 years old.

Any ideas/links gratefully accepted...she's on my lap snuffling as I type...

many thanks
Anjuli
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anjuli
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  • Re: Is colloidal silver ok for cats?

    Wed, October 25, 2006 - 9:17 AM
    Has she been tested for feline herpes? I know that her symptoms are consistant with one form of that.
    • Re: Is colloidal silver ok for cats?

      Wed, October 25, 2006 - 2:59 PM
      Hi Basina
      She had a nasal swab taken, which showed a bacterial infection which will have cleared with the last lot of antibiotics she was on, but the vet doesn't seem to think blood tests are needed. We have been concerned that it could be a tumour or an obstacle in the one nostril, but that doesn't seem too likely now as it's gone on so long with no change. One possibility is that the tooth that side needs to be removed, but there's no clear evidence of that either, and as she is getting on we don't want to sedate her for an x-ray unless it's pretty clear it's necessary.
      Other than one time when she got an upset stomach she's behaving normally and it doesn't seem to be upsetting her - if she gets worse I will press the vet for more tests.
      If it did turn out to be feline herpes is there a treatment for it? I'm trying to avoid her going onto permanent courses of antibiotics or steroids if it can be helped.
      Cheers
      anjuli
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        Re: Is colloidal silver ok for cats?

        Wed, October 25, 2006 - 3:55 PM
        Feline herpes is not curable but lysine is supposed to help with the out break of symtoms. this can be found at health food stores .
        • Re: Is colloidal silver ok for cats?

          Fri, October 27, 2006 - 12:46 PM
          Good idea Jos..anyone know the dosage of lysine for cats?
          thanks
          Anjuli
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            Re: Is colloidal silver ok for cats?

            Fri, October 27, 2006 - 1:02 PM
            I'm sorry Anjuli I do not the the dosage , I have never had to use it . I did a google search for L-Lysine for cats and got alot of feedback on suppliers etc but no dosage. Maybe your vet would know ?
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            Re: Is colloidal silver ok for cats?

            Fri, October 27, 2006 - 1:21 PM
            Hello Again Anjuli just checked my cat health list and it looks like the dosage would be 250 mgs per day devided into 2 doses
            • Re: Is colloidal silver ok for cats?

              Mon, October 30, 2006 - 10:21 AM
              thanks Jos, will give it a go!
              best wishes
              anjuli
              • Re: Is colloidal silver ok for cats?

                Wed, November 1, 2006 - 4:00 PM
                Just a note, you can give CS to your pets, I put it in their drinking water jsut because. It can't hurt them, and it's just as effective killing that 650 odd germs for them as it is for us. Which is more than you can say for 'modern' anti-biotics - each one only kills a small group of germs.
                I admit, I'm sold on CS - I just got over a NASTY abcessed tooth without any DR visit or prescribed meds - just the CS, and no side effects. No bad taste, no odd problems popping up, nada.
                • Re: Is colloidal silver ok for cats?

                  Thu, November 2, 2006 - 2:20 PM
                  Thanks Angel'
                  I was pretty sure it should be ok, but wanted to know someone else did it without any problems - I don't want her stuck on synthetic antibiotics for the rest of her life!
                  cheers
                  Anjuli

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