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,  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

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 of colloidal silver 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.




8-19-20 Update:

I continue to get a lot of inquiries about colloidal/ionic silver being used for cats with stomatitis or other mouth issues, so I wanted to pass along what I have learned since posting my experience with KK.

While KK has not had any further incidents with his teeth/mouth since I wrote this article, I have learned of some products that may be helpful to those that find CS is not working, or that possibly requires additional treatment.  Unfortunately, I cannot personally vouch for them since I haven’t had a need for them, but based on what I’ve read, I would definitely have no issue trying any of them.

These are in no particular order and if the Sovereign Silver product I mentioned in my article above isn’t working or you want a supplementation to it, these are other possible options.  If one product doesn’t work, you may have to look at another, since a lot of natural treatments do unfortunately involve some trial and error to get the desired results.

1-TDC –  See in my Amazon shop page here along with the note I’ve added.  Read the reviews of users who mention “stomatitis” in them for more information that you may find helpful.  I discovered this product through holistic vet Dr. Stephen Blakes’ website.

Jarrow Formulas Lactoferrin –  See in my Amazon shop page here along with the note I’ve added.  Read the reviews mentioning “cat” in them for more information that you may find helpful.  I discovered this product through an online group and a cat site who shared this study that discussed how this product helped FIV positive cats and FIV negative cats with stomatitis.

HAMPL homeopathic products for stomatitis –  You can read about the products here, and also place your order, or if you are in the U.S. and want faster delivery from a U.S. based retailer, here is the U.S. site for the same products, but without the extensive description.

The links will take you to my Amazon Shop page where you can see the product to purchase locally or through Amazon.  I’ve included a note about it next to the picture of the product.

The HAMPL product links are from recommendations I’ve seen in the groups I’m a member of that have gotten good reviews with their products.  I haven’t personally used them, but based on the recommendations, their reviews, and my experience with homeopathic remedies, I feel comfortable recommending them.

Also, make sure to read the comments below from readers who have used these or other products to treat their cats.  Some of the most valuable information can sometimes be found in the comments, so I recommend always reading through comments/reviews for anything that could be helpful posted by someone who doesn’t have a high-traffic public forum to share their experience.



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34 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,

      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, If you can’t find anything, I definitely would look into the CLEARIT.

  3. Hello! A month ago, My three-year-old cat was diagnosed with gingivitis. The doctor gave him an injection of an antibiotic that lasts four weeks. Yesterday we were at the next examination and the doctor noticed that the cat had lost several teeth. The doctor gave the cat an injection of cortisone and said that cortisone is the only therapy. I have a question, can I start treatment with colloidal silver now or have to wait some time for cortisone to go out of the body .. Thank you.

    1. Irina,

      Colloidal silver should be fine to use and I think will help your cat greatly. After the antibiotics, I’d also put him on some probiotics to get his gut flora back on track. Don’t give colloidal silver and the probiotics together though. It’s recommended to wait a couple of hours.

      Also, my cat with the bad teeth (from this post) has continued to do very well on the raw food diet, which is basically eating chunks of raw meat. My other cats that are younger (4 years old) and have never had kibble, have no buildup at all on their teeth from this diet. I’m not sure what you are feeding your cats, but switching to raw (you can buy it as chunks or ground) or dehydrated food could help you keep your cat’s condition under control easier.

      And lastly, another product that I found a vet mentioned for mouth and gum issues is THC-1, found at Amazon here, It’s kind of pricey and I’m not sure it would work any better than colloidal silver, but I wanted to put it out there in case it helps you or anyone else. The company website is It comes in smaller quantities than 120, but it’s pricier that way, so I chose the 120 count bottle to list. Personally, I’d start with colloidal silver and see how you get along and maybe keep this in mind as a possible addition, if necessary.

  4. Thank you very much!!!! I feed my boy raw.. I have two cats and i feed them the same raw, one cat have problem with his gums, other one is good… I’ll try with colloidal silver, i found it in Sovereign Silver.I’ll put it from the dropper direct on his gums, i don’t know how many drops… I don’t know if i put it direct is better than to put it in his water or food…Maybe be you can give me any ideas??? Thank you!!!!!!

    1. I have had excellent luck with the brand Sovereign Silver, which is why I recommend it so highly. It’s also what I used on KK when he was having his mouth issues. As far as putting it in the mouth, I used two dropperfuls, (which was actually only about half a dropperful of colloidal silver, as the dropper doesn’t fill up completely when you squeeze it), when I was actively treating KK’s issues. As he got better and started eating, I put it in his mouth less and added it to his food. The chart in the post gives a guideline of how much to give, but giving more is always better than giving less and won’t harm your cat.

      After a few additional days of giving the colloidal silver by mouth and by food, I was able to cut back to only giving my cat colloidal silver in his food and he did fine. Just watch the symptoms and when they are clear, go ahead and give it for a couple or few more days just to be sure, then you can just put it in the food. My experience was that even the most well-mannered cat got tired of having the drops put directly in his mouth, so I tried to only do it for as long as was necessary, but long enough that we didn’t lose any ground on fighting the infection.

      For me, I am home during the day and my (six at the time) cats ate randomly throughout the day, so I added the colloidal silver to their food container and every time I got food out for someone, there was colloidal silver in it, ensuring KK got some anytime he ate, which is a few times a day. I also have a water bowl that they occasionally drink from that is filled only with colloidal silver. Your other cat can benefit from the colloidal silver too, so it’s not a problem if they get some also. The only issue is that you will go through quite a bit of the colloidal silver, which is not cheap. If you live near a walmart, I have read that they carry a brand called ‘Silver Biotics’ that is much cheaper and sold in 16 oz. bottles that works as well as Sovereign Silver. I can’t personally vouch for it, but it may be something to keep in mind, as this may be an ongoing regimen for you and your little guy. There is also the option of making your own colloidal silver, which is very easy and will save you lots of money. For now though, you seem to be doing everything right, so I think you’ll see good results with the colloidal silver you bought and then can make a decision in the future if you want to keep it up and how you want to go about it. Either way, good luck to you and your little guy and let me know if I can be of any more assistance!

  5. Thank you very very very much!!!!!!!! I’m living in Cyprus and the only way to buy CS is via Yes it’s little expensive, but I’ll do what i can to do, it’s better than to not do nothing.. I’ll put direct on his gums an will see for result.. And I’ll let you know!!!!! Thank you 🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂

  6. Hello!!! It’s me again 😊 and I have some questions. I found several good quality CS brands, but high concentration 200 ppm. Can I dilute up to 20ppm? Will the healing properties be lost? If not, can I dilute with drinking water? Or do I need distilled water? Can I use high concentration just dividing by 10? My cat weighs 4 kg, then I have to divide a single dose by 10? 7.5ml:10=0.75ml this is my single dose, how many drops is it? Maybe it is no good to use in high concentration?
    I’m so confused… Sovereign silver is expensive and there is only low concentration, I read that I can dilute to the desired, but will it be as useful as the original?
    What is the difference between ionic silver and CS? Thank you very very much!!!!!

    1. Hi Irina,

      200 ppm is fine, you will just need to dilute it. 10-20 ppm is strong enough for most things, so on the 200 ppm brand, a 1:10 to 1:20 ratio would be your goal and you should use distilled water, if possible. Other brands that are 10-20 ppm do not require any dilution. You just add them as is to your animals food or directly in or on them.

      If you decide to go with the higher 200 ppm brand, once you’ve diluted a small portion of it, you can then use your diluted mixture directly in your cat’s mouth and add it to his food also. While that method may be more economical, it will be more time consuming and may be more intimidating for a new user, but not impossible.

      Here’s is a website that I think you will find helpful with your question regarding Ionic vs. Colloidal Silver and also lists various brands with their particle size, cost per mL, etc.,

  7. Thank you for this info. I have a kitty who has periodontal disease. Last year he had a few teeth removed. I wipe his teeth w/ a dental sponge now, the toothbrush irritates his poor gums & I don’t want to hurt him. His gums have been looking pretty red lately & he also has a tooth that will bleed on and off. I know he may possibly have to have that removed, my current vet said he may have to have all his teeth rmvd. I don’t want to have to put him through that, unless absolutely necessary. I told her I have been using SS, but she dismissed that and referred to the usual product for pets teeth that are approved and tested. I have been using SS 10ppm on the dental sponge and wipe his gums/teeth down as much as he will let me. I guess I am still fearful of using that Inside his mouth, don’t know why, but just am. I don’t use that much. I want to give it a go again, can you tell me how much and how often I should been brushing/wiping his teeth a day? Any guidance will be much appreciated. Thank you

    1. Lil,

      I’m sorry to hear about your poor cat’s teeth and gum issues. Fortunately, I think I may have some suggestions that will help.

      First of all, please do not be worried about using colloidal silver. If it was dangerous in any way, I can assure you, it would NOT be on the market. It will not hurt your cat. CS is extremely helpful for killing bacteria that may be causing your cat’s mouth issues. I recommend you put the colloidal silver (CS) in your cat’s food, water, and maybe even in his mouth a couple of times a day until you get the issue under control. A teaspoon is a good amount to use per treatment, but you can’t give too much. You can, however, give too little and it will be ineffective.

      In addition to the CS, I recently ran across some information that indicated that Lactoferrin is good for treating stomatitis. Here is a link to one study I found, It gives the amount of Lactoferrin given and the results, which are impressive. Even though the study title mentions FIV positive cats, it actually was also tested on healthy cats with positive results.

      In addition to Lactoferrin, another possible option I recommend that I read on Dr. Stephen Blake’s site, is 1-TDC. If you read the reviews on Amazon, many people have had good success with their cats’ stomatitis using it. I recently did a search for 1-TDC after someone e-mailed me requesting information for her cat. I was trying to make sure I sent the link with the best price, as sometimes multiple listings are shown on Amazon with varying prices. During that search, some other products came up that also indicated they were for teeth and gum issues. I’m attaching the search link here, for you to see the other products that you might find helpful.

      Unfortunately, I don’t have any personal or other experience with any of these products, other than the colloidal silver, so please read the reviews and then decide for yourself what product suits your particular need. I will say that just because one particular product or method doesn’t work, doesn’t mean your cat’s issue can’t be resolved with another product. I’d personally give every one of these products a try before I’d have any of my cats’ teeth removed, but that’s just me.

      Finally, you didn’t mention what you feed your cat, but I hope you are at least feeding a high quality canned food. Raw or dehydrated/freeze-dried would be better. In order to have optimum health, your cat will need optimum nutrition. A good diet is the foundation of his health and will help his immune system which in turn will help his body fight the inflammation and infection.

      Please come back and share if you try any of the products I mentioned or were listed in the search, or find a product or combination of products that work, as this is one of the most common health issues I get requests about treating.

  8. Thank you for all this info. Yes, I do feed him a high quality wet food/s. Have never done raw. So do you think Sovereign Silver is a good brand, is there any other you would recommend? I do wipe his teeth & gums down with it. Though I was only doing it once a day. I will start doing it several times a day. He is not a big water drinker, as most kitties aren’t. I have 6 kitties and many water bowls throughout the house. I give them all filtered water.

    Again, thank you for taking the time to help. I just wanted to make sure Sovereign Silver was a good brand.

    1. Lil,

      I have treated numerous issues with my animals with Sovereign Silver brand, so yes, I highly recommend it. Unfortunately, it can be quite expensive after a while, so I started making my own, but I have heard that Silver Biotics (or similar name), is sold at Walmart for around $20 for 16 oz. and is effective also.

      Making your own is very easy to do. This will probably be a long-term CS use issue, so you might consider it. I hope to write a post soon about how I easily made my CS generator for about $20, but finding time is hard with so many animals and all of my other duties. It is literally just an old phone charger, two alligator clips, and two silver rods that you can buy off Ebay, Amazon, or direct from a silver supplier. Put the rods in some distilled water in a jar and let it brew for a few hours and you are good to go.

      For now, I’d put the CS in your cats’ food, water, and directly into his mouth. Putting it directly on teeth/gums isn’t necessary. Constantly brushing on the gums may actually keep them irritated and sore. CS won’t harm your other cats and may actually prevent any issues with them. It also prevents bacteria from growing in water bowls, so there’s that added bonues too. Watch the issue and when it appears to get better, you can scale back to just putting CS in food and water, which are the two easiest ways to administer.

      If the CS alone doesn’t alleviate the issue in a couple of weeks, I’d look into adding the 1-TDC or similar product to the mix. While my cat fully recovered from the CS alone, not all cats do and you don’t want him to be in pain or suffering.

  9. My little Puffin appears to have stomatitis, she is very little and has lost such a lot of weight, I have been giving her the intensive treatment of colloidal silver, her mouth ulcers have improved but not gone away completely, she started eating on her own yesterday and this morning but then stopped after her breakfast. She seems to been in pain yet again, she wants to eat but stops, how long is it safe to use the intensive colloidal silver treatment on my little girl. I am writing from South Africa, sadly there are no open-minded vet’s that I can call on for assistance in my area. I would greatly appreciate your advice.
    Thank You

    1. Note: This comment was answered via FB and e-mail, which is why I didn’t answer here (accidentally missed it) but for those following along in the comments, CS is safe to give in large quantities for prolonged periods of time until all symptoms subside. A maintenance dose can then be administered until CS is no longer necessary or as a preventative. CS is NOT harmful and giving it in too little quantity or too infrequently will possibly cause it to not work at all or not work to its full potential.

      I talk to a lot of people who are scared of giving too much, but once I reassure them that it is FINE to give CS in large and frequent quantities, they then begin to have much better results.

  10. I am so happy to have found your page as I was searching for alternatives in treating my cat for Stomatitus!
    It came on rather quickly. He had an exam and everything looked good and I brought him back a month later because his stool had such a foul odor and they looked in his mouth and there are
    lesions, and a bloody mess! He was scheduled for surgery on 10/5/20 but now I started him on the CS and I have the brand your recommended already at home.
    Can I ask you how long it took before it had an effect?
    Thank you so very much for your wonderful information!!!!

    1. Hi Karen,

      I’m sorry to hear about your poor cat. It’s always so upsetting to see our poor babies have any health issues.

      I gave KK the CS directly in his mouth every 2-3 hours when he was in the worst part of his crisis. I found that two dropperfuls (which were only about half of the dropper) worked best. Once I saw improvement several hours later, I scaled back to longer between treatments. Once he was eating again, I made sure I still put some directly into his mouth 2-3x a day and also into the food (canned food) he was eating to make sure he got plenty.

      Remember this: You cannot give too much CS, but you can give too little and/or not often enough and it be ineffective or not as effective. Treating plenty and often are the key to healing issues with it, especially ones that are pretty dire, like ones that make them unable or unwilling to eat.

      I stayed up all night with KK and can’t remember exactly how many treatments he got before he got better, but you will see a slow improvement as you give it regularly. Another thing to remember is to keep giving CS even when things improve. Again, it won’t hurt him (or any other cats in the household that get it) to give it in food/water as a maintenance treatment in addition to putting it directly in his mouth.

      A maintenance routine of adding the CS to his food or water once you have cleared this hurdle may be necessary and that is where making your own CS may be helpful since it is very expensive to purchase CS long term. I am planning on writing an article soon on how to make your own generator, which is quite easy to do and will save you a lot of money.

      Before you schedule surgery, if he’s having still issues with his teeth, make sure you look into 1-TDC and Lactoferrin. Both have been proven to help with stomatitis. If you look back through the comments on this article, I have the link posted for the study on Lactoferrin and Dr. Stephen Blake recommends 1-TDC on his website. The products are listed in my Amazon store products ‘Shop’ page at the top of my page along with notes about them.

      Also, make sure your guy is getting a good quality diet. I feed my cats raw and it’s actually cheaper to feed raw than to buy a can of high-quality cat food, which is highly processed and has ingredients from places I don’t trust. My cats never ever get kibble.

      I hope this information is helpful for your guy and surgery won’t be necessary. If you have any more questions or I can be of any more help, please don’t hesitate to ask.

  11. Thank you so very much for your quick reply!!! I really appreciate you!
    I have been putting the CS in his high quality wet food (Wellness canned food) 3X per day since yesterday. I will try to also give it directly into his mouth but I also do not want to stress him out.
    I will keep you and other posted and I am so glad I found your site!
    Thank you!

  12. When you put the CS directly into his mouth did you just do it in one shot and one area?
    My cat is eating very well so should I on top of giving that 3X per day in food still do it directly in his moth?
    This is such a strange disease, He was in just for a check up one month before and his teeth looked great and all was good.
    He had really foul smelling stool so I took in back for blood work and everything had changed in his mouth! He is around 14 yrs old and has been a rally healthy boy. This is a very strange thing and I wonder how long it has been around.

    1. Karen,

      If he’s eating fine and has no other symptoms like drooling, not cleaning, etc., you can continue with just putting the CS in his food at least 3x per day and see if you are getting results. You should notice them within a few days at most. I’d still give two dropperfuls per dosage treatment. If the CS helps, a maintenance dosage may be all that is necessaary to keep his mouth in good shape after this.

      Also, years ago I fed Wellness, but upon further researching the ingredients, I found that they added ‘Carageenan’, which can cause inflammation in the digestive tract. I contacted them about it and they assured me theirs was not the carageenan version that caused that, but I honestly would avoid giving any of my pets any food with that ingredient in it.

      You might look into dehydrated like Stella and Chewy’s or Primal. I personally like to feed my cats raw because the chewing on the meat helps exercise their jaws, provides all the moisture they need and how their bodies were designed to get it (through their food), plus the chewing action helps keep their teeth clean. All my younger cats that didn’t come with any buildup on their teeth still don’t have any. It’s really pretty easy to feed raw and since you only feed them a few ounces per day, the cost savings plus all the other benefits (food grade meat, etc.) really make it a win-win situation.

      Also, not sure if you are doing this, but I would not give him any more vaccines if you have been. They can cause harm and it has been proven that vaccines last much longer than we’ve been told and titers can prove it if you have any doubts. They make vets a lot of money, so most never pass up the opportunity to recommend and/or give them. My pets gets minimal shots when I take them in (because I’m required some at the low-cost spay/neuter clinic I use) and none after that for the rest of their lives and my cats are indoor/outdoor country cats.

  13. Thank you so much for the great info! I have tried the stella and chewys (expensive!) and there is instinct which is frozen raw meat plus other good stuff.
    For years I did the raw diet with a few nutrients and I got lazy but may go back to that.
    My Deenie is about 15 lbs and I have giving 1tblsp 3X a day.
    Today is day 3 and last night he was purring and acting very happy so I will check him out and see.
    I am against the regular vaccine and used to have the tiders testing and even 7yrs later they didn’t need a vaccine.
    Have a great day!

    1. Karen,

      You are doing everything right there! If the purring and acting very happy is “normal” after him not doing it, I’d say the CS is definitely working, but for sure try to have a look in his mouth to see how it looks. As I said, I’d keep giving him the CS even after things all appear normal for a few more days at least, just to make sure the lesions are gone and his mouth is completely healed. You don’t want to risk a relapse by stopping the CS treatment too soon.

      I feed seven cats raw, three of which are over 12 lbs., so I understand the time and work involved in feeding raw, but I feel like them being healthy and not costing me vet trips, which are astronomical nowadays, not to mention stressful for both of us, is worth the extra time I spend preparing their meals. With 10 cats and dogs, I need them to all be healthy, otherwise, I wouldn’t have the time nor could I afford to take in and keep so many animals. At around $2-$3/lb. average, it’s much cheaper to feed raw than to feed that many cats a high quality (yet still questionable) canned food. I feed chicken thighs, pork (mostly loin), sardines/salmon in water, and vital essential rabbit nibs currently on rotation. Because one cat will pick out all the liver/organs and wings/bones are too messy, I use the powder forms of liver/organs and bone meal, which makes the raw feeding prep much easier and ensures each cat gets some.

      Having one cat that came older with bad teeth (broken and plaque/tartar covered) really opened my eyes to making sure all of my other cats don’t ever have that issue. I’m the weirdo confirming their teeth look fine by peering into their mouths every time they yawn. 😉 Eating raw meat cut into thumb-sized chunks is keeping all of their teeth plaque/tartar-free, except my older guy, whose teeth are much better than when he came, but are still not where I’d like them to be. I’m working on them with various methods since I don’t have a vet I trust to clean his teeth and I’d rather not put him through the stress of a vet visit and anesthesia if I can avoid it in any way. I only wish the first vet I took him to that neutered him had told me he needed his teeth cleaned so they could have done it while he was already under anesthesia, but sadly, they didn’t even mention it to me.

      I’ve learned a lot since my first cat (and coincidentally the one with the worst teeth) showed up and that’s why I share all of this, even though it may not exactly apply to you. Someone may benefit from hearing it, so I put it out there to help anyone who may read these comments avoid some of the things I’ve had to learn the hard way.

      I hope Deenie makes a full recovery without any further treatment, but feel free to reach out if you have any other questions or if I can be of any more help.

  14. Checking in here at almost 3 months since my last post. I continued to give the soverign CS in food and directly into his mouth 2-3 day and changed his wellness wet food diet to Primal raw over a month ago.
    Although his appetite and mood are great and he seems fine, no weight loss at all, the teeth and gums have still not improved and he is now on Atopica 1 dose a day for 2 weeks we will see where he is at.
    I feel really guilty that I did not have a check up for him after that first month to see if he was any better and I fee bad about the pain he must be in.
    My lesson I learned is that I should not have just resigned myself do dealing with this without a good check up to see how he was.
    I also got a really potent highly rated manuka honey and added that a couple of weeks ago.
    Any feedback is welcome.
    At least I found a Vet that is not wanting to pull out all of his teeth as another Vet did.
    She explained what is happening to the 1 canine tooth and that a good cleaning will help.
    Feedback is appreciated! This cat is 15 yrs old (or older) and he seems fine, and I am sad that I didn’t follow on his progress sooner! His stomatititus cam on quickly! Within 5 weeks of having pink and healthy gums to go to red inflammed gums was quite a surprise!

    1. Hi Karen,

      Thanks for coming back and giving an update. If your cat is still having inflamed gums, you should probably look into adding Lactoferrin or 1-TDC that I’ve recommended repeatedly in my comments in previous conversations with other cat owners. I’ve shared the links in previous comments and both products are listed in my Amazon shopping section under the ‘Shop’ tab at the top of the page with little notes about the product. You can click on them and then go read the reviews on Amazon to see if you want to try them. 1-TDC is recommended by a holistic vet and the Lactoferrin had a study about it which I also linked to in comments above.

      Unlike Atopica, which has some pretty nasty possible side effects (see here, including being immunosuppressive (suppresses the immune system), the 1-TDC and Lactoferrin have been shown to help without possible harm or death to the animal. Also, in his book, holistic vet Dr. Goldstein recommends Standard Process’s Bio-Dent for teeth issues. Here is the Standard Process’s link to the product so you can read more about it: When I contacted them about treating cats, they recommended 1 tab 2x per day for cats. I’d recommend trying any and all of these options over pharmaceutical drugs, anesthesia or extraction, honestly, but I lost a dog to a prescription medication’s side effects and will never forgive myself for it, so I take the pharmaceutical or most dangerous route as the absolute last option and then watch like a hawk for any side effects, because they all have them and many include death.

      Also, now that you have him on similar to raw with Primal, I’d work on transitioning your cat to make sure he gets at least a couple of weekly meals of raw food that he has to really chew on. I think the chewing on raw food is what has really helped clean KK’s teeth. He’s the cat I wrote about in this article. He’s over 10 and came with really bad teeth. With the raw diet, CS, and random other things I’ve tried here and there, when he yawns, the only teeth that seem to still have plaque/tartar are the ones at the very, very back. I can’t tell you for sure that this works, but another option you can try to remove the plaque/tartar along with the chewing action of eating raw meat is adding a few pellets of the homeopathic remedy ‘Fragaria vesca 30c’ to the water bowl. I have done this after someone recommended it in one of the FB groups that I’m in. I’m not certain it has done anything and I don’t give it on a consistent basis because homeopathic remedies are not to be used long-term, so it’s an off and on-again thing that I use to try to help KK. Many health food stores carry homeopathic remedies, or you can find them online for around $10.

      I personally don’t like the idea of putting older animals under anesthesia if there is any way at all I can avoid it. I’ve read so many horror stories and having lost a dog to pharmaceutical medications, I will spend as much money as I have to and do whatever work is required to avoid both. That is ultimately your decision though. Hopefully, the information I’ve provided will help you with products and options you can try to get your guy healthy in a more natural and less invasive way, though it may require a little more time and effort on your part.

      Let me know if you have any questions and please share your progress if you choose to use any of these options.

  15. Hi CC,
    I found your post “stomatitis sypmtoms and colloidal silver” on the internet while I was searching for ways on how to treat my cat’s stomatitis. I’m so grateful for your post that now I have started giving my cat nano silver. I’m also giving nano silver to my other who is FIV positive. Both of this cats are rescued so I don’t know how old they are.

    According to the instruction, the dosage for sick pets with the weight of 2kg to 4kg is 15ml 3x a day. For 4kg to 6kg it’s 20ml 3x a day. After reading your post I compared your dosage of colloidal silver for a 4kg cat is 1 & 1/2t or 7.5ml. Does it have a difference on the dosage?

    My questions:
    *What is the difference between colloidal silver and nano silver?
    *Can nano silver be a cure for my cat’s stomatitis?
    *Can you share how you make your own colloidal silver?
    *Can nano silver or colloidal silver be effective to treat FIV?

    If I’m going to give colloidal silver as maintenance I would like to try to make my own so as to save money.

    Once again a huge thanks for your very informative post.

    1. Hi Len,

      I’m glad you found my post too! Nano silver is just a different form of silver particles in water. I call nano silver colloidal silver, just for terminology purposes. I actually use the nano silver (aka ionic silver) that you are using. I use it for everything, even though they say colloidal silver is better for internal use. Most things I’ve used it (ionic) on have been remedied, including KK’s teeth/gum issues.

      As far as dosage goes, what is listed is just a general dosage guideline and will be the same for whatever silver form you use. Just remember that you can’t give too much, but too little won’t work as well or at all.

      To answer your questions, colloidal silver is a larger silver particle size that is usually recommended more for internal usage. Plenty of people use them interchangeably, but since what I make with my homemade generator is nano/ionic silver, that’s what I use. Here’s a post I wrote about it that I think you will find helpful,

      I’ve read many cases where using ionic silver alone has cured a cat’s stomatitis. In addition, I also recommend changing the diet to raw if you aren’t already. There are also other products you can try like vitamin C, Lactoferrin, and 1-TDC that can be used in conjunction with the silver in case that alone is not working. I have those products on my shopping page for Amazon with notes on dosage if you are interested. Homeopathy is another option to consider. Treating anything with anyone (people or pets) is not always a one size fits all approach, so you may be successful at treating your cats’ issues with CS/IS alone, but if not, I wanted to provide other products that I’ve run across as helpful.

      I have been meaning to write an article on building your own ionic silver generator, as I am wanting to build a new one for myself and take step-by-step picture instructions, but I haven’t gotten around to it. I will e-mail you the instructions that I used to build mine with some additional notes so that you can get started, as you will go through a lot of CS/IS and it is quite expensive.

      In the meantime, be generous with the silver dosage and give both cats plenty of it in both food and water (if they drink much water) and you should start seeing results within a few days. If not, you may have to add additional supplements to your protocol like vitamin C (Here’s a post I wrote about it with a lot of good information also in the comments section,, Lactoferrin, or 1-TDC.

      If you have any questions or need any additional help, just let me know.

  16. Hi again CC,
    I so appreciate your reply to my queries. Its’ been more than 3 days since I gave my cats nano silver. In my observation the progress is slow, although this is my first to use nano silver I don’t really know how slow or fast before I see the results. Anyway, Abo, my cat with stomatitis, is still drooling, still in pain, and his breath is terrible even after giving him nano silver. I will continue to monitor him.

    My other cat Kulay, with FIV has a bit of improvement although he has not regain his appetite like before. He is active cat but now I always see him sleeping most of the day.

    I’m still hopeful that Abo will have positive result. Here in the Philippines, a lot of stray cats roam the streets that’s where I rescued Abo and Kulay. I don’t know how long they have been as strays but I think it has affected their health so much.

    I will update you on their progress. Many thanks for all your info.
    God bless you richly.

    1. Len,

      If you are not seeing much improvement after three days, I recommend you give the CS/nano more often and in larger doses, if possible. You cannot give too much. I was dosing KK every couple of hours at first and it took most of a day at that schedule before I saw enough of a change that I could cut back.

      Also, I’m not sure what brand you are using, but they are not all the same as far as quality goes, unfortunately. I tried a brand before I tried Sovereign Silver that didn’t work at all and I almost gave up using it, but decided to try another brand and that’s when I started seeing the amazing results quickly.

      Quality food will also do wonders for health, so make sure you are doing that also, although you may have to feed a junky brand that is soft and that they will eat until they are feeling better, as it’s not healthy for cats to go beyond 24 hours without food. Once they are eating consistently again, raw is as close to nature intended as possible and will only help with your cats’ health issues. It’s very easy to do and I can help you with that too, if you need it.

      I forgot to include the link to my Amazon page where you can see the products (Lactoferrin and 1-TDC) I was referring to that can also be used in conjunction with the CS to help with both of your cats’ health issues. These are the exact products you will want to find locally or buy online. They are on the 4th line down on the right and I’ve included notes on the products.

      Please keep me updated on how you get along and I will continue to try to help you and your babies get better!

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