Stomatitis symptoms and colloidal silver

Treating stomatitis symptoms with colloidal silver

Up until last Fall, I’d only used colloidal silver randomly for small things on my crew like eye injuries, ear infections, and on Abby’s incisions after her lipoma surgeries.  I had, however, seen enough, read enough, and used it on enough things around the house to know it was one of those things I’d be keeping on hand for the next time someone in the house had anything wrong with them.  Little did I know my need would be sooner rather than later with a very sick cat.

A cat with bad teeth shows ups

When my first rescue cat, KK, showed up in 2012 at the approximate age of 5-7 years old, I noticed right away that his teeth didn’t look very good.  They were pretty worn, discolored a dark yellow, had buildup on them, and at least one of his front fang teeth (upper canine) was broken.

I can’t be certain KK’s poor dental condition was the result of being fed a dry kibble diet, but I strongly suspect it.  None of my current other five cats who came to me much younger than KK did and have been fed a high quality canned food diet before I switched to raw fed in 2017 have teeth even remotely as bad as KK’s were.

Switching to raw, I did notice that eating chunks of raw food helped KK’s teeth tremendously.  They went from being very discolored to still discolored, but much better, and there was a reduction in the buildup.  I still always worried about KK’s teeth though, because of just how bad they were overall, and given KK’s advanced years.

KK suddenly has stomatitis symptoms

Luckily, KK never seemed to be bothered by his teeth and ate as well as any of the other cats.  Things were going fine until one weekend when we noticed KK acting strangely.  He was drooling excessively, not cleaning himself, not interested in eating, and had horrible breath.  I immediately suspected something with his mouth/teeth and started researching what exactly could be the cause.

While KK is a true gentleman when it comes to being handled or medical treatment administered, prying open his mouth to look around to try to figure out exactly what or where the cause of the issue was really wasn’t an option.  Especially given how bad he obviously felt.  From what I was reading online, his symptoms sounded like stomatitis.

Recent research on colloidal silver pays off

As luck would have it, I’d just done extensive research on colloidal silver, including reading many testimonials about it on this post I had written the previous month, http://savingcatsdogsandcash.com/colloidal-silver/.  Feeling confident that colloidal silver would help, I grabbed my bottle of it and started giving some to KK.  Will and I decided that if the colloidal silver didn’t significantly help KK by Monday morning, I would make an appointment first thing with the vet.

While I had initially been giving KK just one dropper full of colloidal silver every 2-3 hours, I wasn’t seeing results as quickly as I had hoped.  Seeing KK feeling so bad broke my heart, so I upped his dosage to two droppers full every two hours.  I kept that schedule up through the night.  To my relief, by Sunday morning KK was doing much better.

Colloidal silver saves the day

I continued giving two droppers full of the colloidal silver throughout Sunday, slowly increasing the time between dosages as he continued to improve.  During that time, KK was ready to eat, so to make it as easy and as painless as possible for him, we gave him canned food.  I continued to feed him the soft canned food for the next few days until he was back to 100% and I no longer had to worry about a relapse.

Because KK continued to improve every day until he was back to his normal self in a few days, we never had to go to the vet.  Unfortunately, having to dose as much as I did and as often as I did, my little 2 oz. bottle quickly ran out.  I ended up having to overnight an 8-ounce bottle to maintain the dosage and schedule that was working.  Keep that in mind if you are going into a weekend or holiday with a sick cat, as you don’t want to run out in the middle of treatment or before your cat is all better.

What I’m doing to prevent a reoccurrence

It’s now been over a year since that incident happened without another occurrence.  I’ve since started making my own colloidal silver and putting it in the cats’ food and water on a regular basis.  I do this to hopefully prevent any future issues and help with removing plaque buildup.

I don’t know what the vet would have done for KK, but I do know it would have been traumatic for both of us and very costly for me.  I also know that whatever medication they would have prescribed would not have been as safe as colloidal silver.  I’m just thankful I’d recently done so much research on colloidal silver and had some on hand to start using as soon as we noticed his symptoms.

Why I recommend colloidal silver to everyone

To those unfamiliar with it or not yet convinced, I recommend you read the very in-depth article I wrote about colloidal silver here.  Colloidal silver is anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial.  It works like an antibiotic except without any side effects.  It also helps boost the immune system.  I honestly can’t recommend it highly enough.  If I was stuck on a desert island with just a few items for survival, colloidal silver would definitely be on the list.

While I now make my own colloidal silver to use for a wide variety of things, unless you have several animals or unexpected or ongoing health issues you need to treat in your household, buying a bottle is probably sufficient.  The brand that I used on KK back then and recommend is this one https://amzn.to/2UR16jl.

My tips for administering colloidal silver

I’ve always used the dropper (as opposed to the spray) version of colloidal silver for eyes, ears, incision/injuries and for putting directly in the mouth.  I prefer the more subtle treatment method since my animals are all pretty easily handled and medicated.

Since colloidal silver is tasteless, adding a few drops to your cat’s food may be easier than trying to get it into their mouth.  If the animal is not eating, then dropping the colloidal silver directly into their mouth will be necessary, like I had to do to KK.  Once your cat is doing better, continue to add silver for at least a few more days, if not indefinitely, to be sure you are out of the woods and to prevent a reoccurrence.

After about the 5th dosing of gently prying his mouth open to put the colloidal silver in, KK began to get tired of my antics and started resisting.  Since I was up alone taking care of him, I found the best way to give him the colloidal silver was to gently pull the nape of his neck back, causing his mouth to open slightly, and drop the liquid into his mouth.  Be careful not to squirt the colloidal silver down your cat’s throat.  Instead, aim it towards the inside of the cheek or gums, or onto the tongue.

Dosage Guide

Below is a dosage chart that serves as a good guide.  As stated, and as I found in treating KK, you cannot give too much colloidal silver, but you can give too little.  So despite any resistance you may face, don’t be afraid or too frustrated to give plenty of it to your pet frequently,  especially when treating something as serious as stomatitis.

Colloidal silver pet dosage recommendation
Dosage chart courtesy of ‘Colloidal Silver for Pets’ FB Group.

Final thoughts

If you are giving the recommended dosage in high amounts and not seeing improvement, it could possibly be the brand that you are using is of poor quality.  Like with everything, some brands are better quality than others.

Unfortunately, due to the increase in popularity of colloidal silver, not every brand coming on the market is high quality.  Prior to Sovereign Silver, I had tried the cheaper Source Naturals brand colloidal silver and found that it did not perform nearly as well as the Sovereign Silver brand.

Most health food stores carry colloidal silver, which may be your best option if you suddenly find yourself with a cat with symptoms similar to KK’s.  Getting a good quality colloidal silver is essential, so make sure you read the reviews to ensure that is the case before you put yourself and your cat through the necessary treatment protocol for stomatitis or symptoms that are similar to it.

 

Sources:

https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/02/06/dr-becker-discusses-feline-stomatitis.aspx

 


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6 thoughts on “Stomatitis symptoms and colloidal silver

    1. You’re very welcome, Tamara! I just wanted to share my experience and the capabilities of colloidal silver with others, especially cat owners who have gotten very extreme treatment options for stomatitis which are both very costly and invasive. While this may not work for all cases, I definitely think it is worth a try before more extreme measures are taken.

  1. Thanks for a great write-up. Our Colloidal Silver for Pets FB group gets occasional questions from members dealing with stomatitis, and personal testimonies go a long way when people are on the fence, so I’ll be linking your post. 🙂 You’re so right that the usual treatment for stomatitis are much more stressful for the cat and expensive for the owner.

    The chart of suggested weight-based amounts is an original document from the files at Colloidal Silver for Pets — where we also have lots of research and other information about helping all kinds of pets with colloidal silver. Most usage guidelines we have seen online seem inadequate to us as long time users of colloidal silver, and it’s good to see experience-based amounts being shared.

    1. Thank you Bethany, for stopping by and for your kind words. I’m sorry I didn’t know the chart was an original from the ‘Colloidal Silver for Pets’ FB Group files. I’ve added a notation under it to let readers know. Your group is a wonderful source of information for pet owners and anyone interested in learning more about using colloidal silver. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and for linking my post.

  2. I am a firm believer in silver, but afraid im still learning about its vast use. Im curious, do you think it would help a cat that has a respiratory infection. He sneezes like every 2 or 3 minutes and yellow snot comes out. A vet gave him a shot of vitamin c like 4 months ago but said it would most likely come back. Well it has. So im curious if collidal silver might help? Also, do you think it would take ear mites away?

    1. Hi Trish,

      Colloidal silver will help your cat’s URI for sure, but in my experience, so will apple cider vinegar (abbreviated as ACV), which is much cheaper, unless you make your own colloidal silver. I once had a cat with symptoms similar to what you are describing and before I had any experience with colloidal silver, I cured him with lysine and ACV. Some people have had success with just the ACV, too. I mixed 50/50 water and ACV and then dipped a paper towel in the mixture and wiped down the front legs and sides of my cat so he had to lick it off of him/ingest it. I did that twice a day along with lysine in his food. While I LOVE colloidal silver for just about everything, unless you make it yourself, it is kind of pricey and if you have to order it, you lose treatment time. ACV can be found locally and I recommend keeping it in your pantry for emergencies. It cures a number of things. Just make sure you get the kind with the “mother” in it. Here is a link to the site where I initially found this remedy and recommend to everyone for both themselves and their pets’ health ailments, https://earthclinic.com/pets/respiratory-problems-natural-remedies/.

      As far as the ear mites go, I recently found a product on ebay called CLEARIT in a powder form that I ordered from the UK that has worked better than anything else I’ve ever tried and I’ve tried numerous things. It was around $20 with shipping, but it lasts a really long time and helped both my Lab’s yeasty ears and also my cats’ ear mite problems. I was recently told by another reader that she uses coconut oil in her cats’ ears for ear mites. I have not tried that, as I didn’t want to use anything that would give my cats an incentive to keep rubbing their ears with their paws. You might try that though, or possibly there’s a good natural treatment on that website from above, earthclinic.com. If you can’t find anything, I definitely would look into the CLEARIT.

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