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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Eye Infections in Dogs, Cats – Natural, Herbal Treatments, Remedies




In this article...
  1. Typical Causes of an Eye Infection;
  2. Typical Signs that Your Dog's or Cat's Eye May Be Infected;  
  3. Typical Signs of Pink Eye - Conjunctivitis
  4. Contagiousness of Eye Infections
  5. Treating and Curing Eye Infections
    1. Topical Treatments
    1. Ingested (Dietary) Remedies 
  6. Duration of Treatment
  7. When To Get Your Dog or Cat to Your Veterinarian

1.0 Typical Causes of an Eye Infection
  • Allergies (i.e. food allergies, environmental allergies)
  • Bacteria
  • Debris - foreign object in the eye – i.e. particles of grass, dirt, etc.
  • Debris and /or irritation can occur very simply
  • The dog putting his/her head out a vehicle window when the vehicle is in motion;
  • Running through tall grasses – a small particle of grass seed may get into a dog’s or cat’s eye
  • Sand/dirt whipped up and airborne by a strong wind
  • Sticking his/her head into an animal burrow/hole, etc.
  • Trauma to the eye
  • Toxins in the diet and health regimen
  • Viruses.


2.0 Typical Signs that Your Dog's or Cat's
       Eye May Be Infected  
  • Thick mucus-like discharge from the inner corner of the eye – colour of the discharge often has a slight green tinge;
  • Inflammation – redness of the eye;
  • Dog or cat may try to rub his/her eye frequently with his/her paw, or against the ground, furniture etc.;
  • Squinting;
  • Cloudiness of the eye;
  • Inability to open the eye partially or completely.

3.0 Typical Signs of Pink Eye also known  
      as Conjunctivitis

Pink eye/Conjunctivitis is a little different than other types of eye infections. Symptoms of pink eye include:
  • Severe itching of the entire eye area;
  • Pronounced pink coloration of the dog's eye area;
  • Your dog's eye may be severely bloodshot;
  • Surrounding eye tissue including the eye-lid will be inflamed;
  • Dogs with pink eye will often try to use their paw to scratch and remove discharge from their eyes;
  • Your dog may seek out dark places out of direct light and sun light - when he/she would normally rest in brighter areas;
  • Your dog's tear ducts may have increased tear production;
  • Increased discharge coming from the dog's eye, may collect around the eye area and make it difficult for your dog to blink or open his/her eye. 



4.0 Contagiousness of Eye Infections

Eye infections are very contagious.Use great care when touching/treating an infected eye. If your dog has one eye that is infected and one eye that is not infected – if you are not careful you can end-up accidentally introducing the infection to the non-infected eye.
  • Make sure you wash your hands after touching/treating the infected eye;
  • Don’t use the same cotton swab, cloth etc. on both eyes – use a fresh cotton swab, cloth etc. for each eye;
  • Make sure the eye-dropper, ointment or medicine applicator does not touch the eye – if it does wash the tip before reusing or applying to the other eye;
  • Wash your hand thoroughly after touching, treating the infected eye.



5.1 Pink-Eye also known as Conjunctivitis is Highly
     Contagious, and Zoonotic
  • Is zoonotic - transferable from:
    • Human to dog when the infection is bacteria-based pink eye;
    • Dog to dog;
    • Insect to dog;
  • The bacterial form of pink eye is the most common form of conjunctivitis;
  • The viral form of pink eye is an air borne virus that is particularly common in the winter when the air is damp and humid;
  • The third most common cause of pink eye is triggered by environmental allergies which can cause irritation of the sinus and inflammation of the mucus membranes of the eye - in which case the cure involves addressing both the conjunctivitis and the environmental allergy


5.2 Eye Infections Worsen Very Quickly

If you think your dog or cat has an eye infection - take action ASAP as eye infections can advance very quickly. On the first day you may notice a little discharge and by the next day the infection can be fully developed! Especially if your dog’s or cat’s immune system is suppressed. The following are some very typical substances that can contribute to a suppressed immune system:



6.0 Treating and Curing Eye Infections


Step 1 - Topical Treatment

Clean Your Dog’s or Cat’s Eye Right Away

Use this Saline Solution
  • Combine;
    • ½ cup warm water (distilled water if you have it on hand) with;
    • ½ tsp salt;
    • Stir;
    • Apply some of the solution to a cotton ball;
    • Use the cotton ball to wipe your dog’s or cat’s eye. 

Apply a Topical Treatment, Curative to The Infected Eye 


Choose One of the Following Standard Treatments 
For use if the infection is not severe. These treatments are to be Applied 2 to 3 times per day...




6.1 Herbal Treatments

Chamomile Tea
  • Brew the tea and allow to cool so that the liquid is just slightly warm;
  • Use the liquid, drop 2 to 3 drops in the eye two to three times a day until the infection clears, or;
  • Place a cooled tea bad against the eye several times a day until the infection clears.
Eyebright Tea (cooled to warm);
  • Brew the tea and allow to cool so that the liquid is just slightly warm;
  • Use the liquid, drop 2 to 3 drops in the eye two to three times a day until the infection clears, or;
  • Place a cooled tea bad against the eye several times a day until the infection clears.
Green Tea - decaffeinated (cooled to warm)
  • Brew the tea and allow to cool so that the liquid is just slightly warm;
  • Use the liquid from the green tea, drop 2 to 3 drops in the eye two to three times a day until the infection clears, or;
  • Place a cooled tea bad against the eye several times a day until the infection clears.
Rooibos Tea (cooled to warm)
  • Brew the tea and allow to cool so that the liquid is just slightly warm;
  • Use the liquid from the rooibos tea - drop 2 to 3 drops in the eye two to three times a day until the infection clears, or;
  • Place a cooled tea bad against the eye several times a day until the infection clears.

6.2 Nutraceutical Treatments

Distilled Water and Organic Unpasturized Apple Cider Vinegar (room temperature)
Not for use with pink-eye
Distilled Water and Fresh Lemon Juice (room temperature)
Not for use with pink-eye
  • Combine;
    • 2 tbs distilled water with;
    • 4 drops of fresh squeezed lemon juice;
    • Stir well;
    • Drop 2 to 3 drops in the eye two to three times a day until the infection clears;
Distilled Water and Unpasturized Organic Honey (room temperature)
For use with an infected eye and pink eye
  • Combine;
    • 2 tbs distilled water with;
    • 2 tbs unpasturized organic honey;
    • Stir well;
    • Drop 2 to 3 drops in the eye two to three times a day until the infection clears.

Distilled Water and Oregon Grape Tincture (room temperature)
For use with an infected eye and pink eye
  • Combine;
    • 1 once distilled water with;
    • 4 drops of Oregon grape tincture
    • Stir well;
    • Drop 2 to 3 drops in the eye two to three times a day until the infection clears.

6.3 Extra Strength Treatments

For use if the infection is more severe and/or tenacious. These treatments are to be Applied 2 to 3 times per day...


Colloidal Silver Water 
  • Drop 2 to 3 drops in the eye two to three times a day until the infection clears;
    • See this article to understand:
    • What colloidal silver is;
    • How it works;
    • How to select a quality product.



Extra Strength Herbal
  • Combine:
    • ½ cup of distilled water;
    • 5 drops of one of the following teas (brew the tea and allow to cool so that the liquid is just slightly warm);
    • Calendula;
    • Camomile;
    • Eyebright;
    • Red Clover;
    • St. John’s Wort
    • ½ tsp of salt;
    • Optional ingredient - 1 tbs 100% aloe vera juice
  • Drop 2 to 3 drops in the eye two to three times a day until the infection clears;


Step Two -  Ingested Treatment

While you are topically treating your dog or cats eye infection you should also add foods and/or supplements to the daily diet to help recovery of the eye infection...

Add Foods (to Your Dog’s and Cat’s Daily Diet) That Support Eye-Health and Speed Recovery from Infections

The following foods and supplements support eye health, speed recovery and support your dog’s immune system – use them daily and keep them in your dog’s permanent diet to support good health and help avoid future infections…




Boost Your Dog’s and Cat’s daily Vitamin A intake;
  • Included some foods that are very high in Vitamin A in your dog’s and cat's  daily diet;
    • Butternut Squash;
    • Carrots;
    • Dark leafy greens (dandelion, spinach, kale);
    • Dark leafy lettuce (red leaf lettuce, radicchio, romaine, frizzy lettuce, etc.)
    • Herbs:
      • Parsley (dried or fresh);
      • Basil (dried or fresh);
    •  Papaya
  • Turkey and chicken liver are rich in Vitamin A. If your dog or cat is on a balanced raw diet you already have this covered. If your dog or cat isn't on a balanced raw diet you can cook a little turkey or chicken liver in coconut oil or olive oil (low heat cooking only to avoid the formation of carcinogens). Add a piece of the cooked liver to your dog’s or cat’s food once a day. Liver should not exceed 5% of your dog or cat's daily intake of animal protein. If your dog or cat has never had raw or cooked liver before start with a very small amount and slowly increase to the 5% daily quota.
  • Cantaloupe - you can give cantaloupe to your dog for a snack. Even better if it is topped with yogurt or kefir. You can read this article to understand how to choose a good yogurt and kefir for your dog or cat.


Boost your Dog’s or Cat’s Daily Vitamin C Intake
  • You can add a little fresh lemon to your dog’s daily diet – see this article for preparation and dosage;
  • Or add fresh papaya to your dog's, cat's daily diet.




Boost Your Dog’s and Cat’s Daily Bioflavonoid Intake
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Garlic
    • You can read about the many benefits, how to prepare and dosage here;
  • Green Tea or Rooibos Tea;
    • You can read about Rooibos tea, its many benefits, daily dosage here.
  • Papaya (and Mango)
  • Peppers (bell) - Sweet red, yellow, orange, or purple Bell Peppers
    • If your dog suffers from an inflammatory condition such as arthritis skip the peppers as the bell pepper plant is a nightshade family  plant. Nightshades can increase inflammation in the case of an existing inflammatory condition;
  • Blueberries, blackberries, raspeberries, serviceberries, tart red cherries.
6.0 Duration of Treatment
  • Your dog’s or cat’s eye infection should begin to subside after several days of treatment;
  • If improvement does not start to occur after several days switch to the extra strength treatment.

7.0 When To Get Your Dog or Cat to Your
      Veterinarian
  • If you have switched to the extra strength treatment and do not see improvement begin to occur the following day;
  • If your dog is showing signs of lost appetite or sluggishness/lack of energy and with treatment his/her appetite or energy level does not return within a day or two;
  • While these treatments are effective for most eye infections there will be some cases when a home remedy may not be enough to cure the infection – particularly if you have only started treating the infection once it is in an advanced stage;
  • If the infection is a result of a trauma to the eye.
 

8.0 Daily Diet - the Foundation of Issues, Remedies

Make sure your dog and cat is on a daily diet that truly supports a healthy immune system. A good diet is the best defense against disease and illness. Herbs and nutraceuticals should be incorporated into the diet to support treatment, remedy and ongoing long-term daily health.

Chronic infections CANNOT be resolved using topical treatment only - the root cause of the infection MUST be addressed. Review of every aspect of the existing diet, existing health care regimen and design of a new diet, health care regimen is essential to remedy chronic infections.

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Monday, 12 August 2013

Colloidal Silver DIY Treatment for Dogs, Cats - Ear Infections, Hot Spots, Pink Eye, Wounds…



In this article - Colloidal Silver:
  • History; 
  • How Colloidal Silver is made;
  • How Colloidal Silver Kills Virus, Fungus and Bacterium;
  • Topical Uses For Colloidal Silver:
    • Abrasions, Cuts and Wounds - disinfect and speed healing;
    • Canine Acne - treating and healing; 
    • Conjunctivitis (Pink-eye) - treating and healing;
    • Ear Infections - treating, reducing inflammation and healing;
    • Hot Spots, Skin Rash - treating and healing;
    • Insect Bites - treating and healing;
    • Periodontal issues - tooth infection, bleeding gums;
  • Ingested Uses for Colloidal Silver;
    • Background information;
    • Daily Dosage;
    • A list of Ailments and Disease Conditions treated using Colloidal Silver;
  • Selecting a Good Quality Colloidal Silver.

History 

Colloidal Silver is a natural and powerful broad spectrum antibiotic agent, it also has excellent antiseptic, antifungal and disinfectant properties. As long ago as 400 B.C. Hippocrates described colloidal silver’s antimicrobial properties. In addition to having antibiotic properties, new studies have demonstrated that silver is one of the most effective substances for fighting antibiotic resistant super-pathogens such as MRSA.
From the late 1800s up until 1938 Colloidal Silver was commonly prescribed to treat a wide spectrum of diseases and infections. With the advent of man-made antibiotics in the late 1930’s, Colloidal Silver lost its popularity. Read here for more information on the history of Colloidal Silver.

The big pharmaceutical companies have done an effective job lobbying the FDA to strike a ruling to discredit the confirmed efficacy of Colloidal Silver as a natural antibiotic, anti-fungal and anti-viral agent. However extensive research performed by Dr. Robert O. Becker proved the healing properties of silver ions contained in silver.  Read here about how the International Space Station and the Russian Space Station utilized Colloidal Silver. 

How Colloidal Silver is Made
  • Pure silver will not dissolve in water;
  • Pure silver will dissolve and float permanently in water if a process is employed that:
    • Divides the silver into single atoms of micro-clusters of less than 15 atoms each;
    • Gives the atoms a positive electrical charge;
    • Attaches the atom to a molecule of simple protein;
  • This process is called colloidal suspension;
  • As the force of the electrical charge is stronger than gravity the silver particles remain suspended;
  • True Colloidal Silver is a colorless liquid (not yellow) becasue the micro-clusters are too small for light from the micro-cluster to reflect back to the human eye.

How Colloidal Silver Kills Virus, Fungus and Bacterium
(one-celled disease causing pathogens)

Colloidal Silver cripples the pathogens oxygen-metabolising enzyme (chemical lung) causing suffocation and death of the pathogen – this process typically occurs within six minutes. Disease organisms can become resistant to conventional antibiotics (triggering super-infections) as pathogens have enough time to mutate allowing the organism to become immune to the antibiotic during the period of time in which the antibiotic takes effect. Because colloidal silver works at a faster pace pathogens do not have the opportunity to mutate so there is no risk of immunity occurring.

How Colloidal Silver Speeds Healing

Robert O. Becker discovered how colloidal silver actually works to speed healing. Colloidal silver creates a condition in which usual cell division (mitosis) in body tissue is altered to create one duplicate cell and one dedifferentiated cell.
The dedifferentiated cell:
  • Is like a blank template that can change into any type of cell in the body;
  • Will naturally migrate to a part of the body where tissue damage exists;
  • Once there the cell transforms to the characteristics of the local tissue type cell where it then supports normal cell repair in the injured area and will also lessen scar tissue formation.
How Colloidal Silver Works to Kill Fungus

Fungus is comprised of a series of single cells which –like a single cell bacterium; has a chemical lung that is permanently disabled by the presence of Colloidal Silver.

How Colloidal Silver Works to Kill Viruses

A single virus cells invades a living cell of body tissue and then takes over the nucleus of the living cell and alters its re-productive mechanism to reproduce the virus rather than producing what it was originally intended to produce – i.e. enzymes, hormones, and other necessary chemicals. The virus is then released into the bloodstream. When the virus attacks the cell, the living cell transforms back to a more primitive cell structure which is vulnerable to the effects of Colloidal Silver.


Topical Uses for Colloidal Silver

For topical treatment you can use either the gel form or liquid form of Colloidal Silver...
    • Will not sting when applied topically to wounds, abrasions etc. as colloidal silver kills topical germs without harming surrounding tissue;
    • Is non-toxic to dogs and cats unless it is ingested in substantial quantities over a long period of time – in which case it could cause liver and/or kidney problems;
    • Does not have any known interactions with drugs or herbs; 
    • Is non-allergenic, it does not react chemically on or within the body and therefore cannot trigger an allergic reaction...

Abrasions, Cuts and Wounds - Disinfect and Speed Healing
  • Apply Colloidal Silver directly to the wound and if you are applying a dressing (wrap or bandage) apply a little Colloidal Silver to the dressing as well;
  • As Colloidal Silver will not react with other medications it can be used with another medication.
Canine Acne - Treating and Healing
  • Use a small piece of a cotton ball, massage a small amount of Colloidal Silver in to the problem areas two to three times a day.
Conjunctivitis (Pink-eye) - Treating and Healing
  • Drop 2 to 3 drops of Colloidial silver water into the eye 2 to 3 times a day;
  • You can also use Colloidial silver gel – line the underside of the eye with a thin strip of the gel 2 to 3 times a day.
Ear Infections - Treating, Reducing Inflammation, Healing
  • For ear infections place 3 to 5 drops of Colloidial Silver water into the ear canal 2 to 3 times a day;
    • Gently rub/massage the ear in a circular motion, then remove your hand and let your dog/cat shake its head;
    • You can use a cotton ball to gently wipe any excess liquid off the inside of the ear flap;
    • If you need to use a cotton swab to clean more precisely - never put the cotton swab past the portions of the ear that you can readily see...do not put the swab into the ear canal - you can very easily damage the ear drum either temporarily or permanently!
    • Do not use any of these treatments if your animal's ear drums are perforated/punctured;
  • Swab the inner-ear flap with Colloidial Silver water or gel once or twice a day;
  • For more information on ear infections:
    • Causes;
    • Treatments;
    • You can read this article.
Hot Spots, Skin Rash - Treating and Healing
  • Use a cotton ball to apply (dab) Colloidal Silver directly onto the affected area – rub gently. Repeat several times daily.
Insect Bites - Treating and Healing
  • Use a cotton ball to apply (dab) Colloidal Silver directly onto the affected area – rub gently...
  • To sooth bites and sting sites;
  • To disinfect after  removal of, i.e.:
    • Blow fly larvae;
    • Ticks;
    • Rash from flea bites; 
    • Etc.
Periodontal Issues, Infected Tooth, Bleeding Gums - treating, healing
  • Topical Treatment
    • Use a cotton ball to apply (dab) Colloidal Silver directly onto the affected area – rub very gently;
    • Repeat several times daily;
  • Ingested Treatment:
    • If the infection/inflammation is severe you may also want to administer an ingested treatment of Colloidal Silver;
    • See dosage provided under 'Ingested Uses For Colloidal Silver' below.

Ingested Uses for Colloidal Silver
For ingested treatments use the liquid form of Colloidal Silver... 
    • Colloidal Silver takes five (5) to seven (7) days - on average, for the initial benefits of ingesting Colloidal Silver to start taking effect;
    • By the tenth (10th) day - on average, Colloidal Silver builds up in the body tissues to at least a concentration of five (5) parts per million (ppm); 
      • Body tissue that contains 5 ppm of Colloidal Silver will be free of virus, fungus and bacterium;
    • Some dogs and people may show some signs of achiness or sluggishness on the 3rd of 4th day into ingested treatment as the Colloidal Silver works to eliminate a significant amount of toxins from the body;
      • This occurs when there are many toxins present in the body and the eliminatory organs (i.e. bladder, kidney, liver) become overloaded trying to pass the toxic matter;
      • To avoid this make sure you encourage your dog to drink more fluids during treatment;
      • One to three weeks after ceasing the treatment, the efficacy of the Colloidal Silver build-up has dissipated as the silver leaves the body via the kidneys, lymphatic system and bowels;
    • The daily intake (dosage) is provided below;
      • For treating an active infection or ailment, treatment is 2 to 3 times daily for 10 consecutive days, after which point the course of treatment is complete.

Daily Dosage for Ingested Treatment using Colloidal Silver 10 ppm ti 12 ppm for treating an active infection or Ailment
  • Small Dogs, Cats:
    •  2 lbs to 10 lbs - 1/16, tsp two to three times a day for 10 days;
    • 11 lbs to 25 lbs - 1/8, tsp two to three times a day for 10 days;
  • Medium Size Dogs:
    • 26 lbs to 40 lbs - 1/4, tsp two to three times a day for up to 10 days;
    • 41lbs to 55 lbs - 1/2, tsp
  • Large Size Dogs:
    • 56 lbs to 80 lbs - 3/4 tsp, two to three times a day for up to 10 days;
    • 81 lbs to 100 lbs - 1 tsp, two to three times a day for up to 10 days;
    • 101 lbs to 150 lbs - 1.1/4 tsp, two to three times a day for up to 10 days;
    • 151 lbs to 200+ - 1.5 tsp, two to three times a day for up to 10 days.

A List of Ailments, Disease Conditions (human & non-human animals) Successfully Treated by use of Colloidal Silver

Acne, Allergies, Angina,Anthrax, Appendicitis (Suppurtive post-operative), Arthritis, Athletes Foot, Axillae and Blind Boils of the Neck, Bladder Irritation or Inflamation, Blepharitis, Blood Poisoning, Boils, Burns or Wounds (Corneal), Cancer, Candida Albicans, Catarrh (Nasal & Nasopharyngeal), Catarrh (Spring), Cholera, Colds, Colitis, Conjunctivities (Gonorrheal), Conjunctivitis (Phlyctenular), Cough (Shooping), Cystitis (Chronic), Dacrocystitis, Dermatitis (due to Extreme Toxemia), Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diphtheria, Dysentery (Bacillary), Ear Infections (Inner Ear), Eczema (Chronic Anterior or Meatus of the Ear), Eczema (Perineal), Eczema (Pustular of Scal0p), Edematous Enlargement of Turbinates (w/o True Hyperplasia), Epididymitis, Erysipelas, Eustach Tubes, Fatigue (Chronic), Fibrositis, Furunculosis, Gastritis, Gonorrhea, Halitoses (Bad Breath), Hayfever, Hemorrhoids, Herpes or Shingles, Impetigo, Indigestion, Infantile Disease, Inflammation, Infections (Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic or Viral), Pleurisy, Polyps (Nasal), Prostate (Enlarged or Inflamed), Prostatic Gleet (Gonorrhea Pruritis Ani, Psoriasis, Pyorrhea Alveolaris (Riggs Disease), Quinsy, Rheumatism (Inflammatory), Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rhinitis, Ringworm, Scarlatina, Scarlet Fever Seborrhea, Sepsis (Ears, Eyes, Mouth and Throat), Septicemia (Puerperal), Sinusitis, Skin Rash (Diapers), Sores (Soft, Sprue, Staph or Strep Throat, Stomach Flu, Thyroid Disorders, Tonsillitis, Tonsillitis (Follicular & Septic), Tooth Decay, Toxemia (Extreme Systemic), Trachoma, Tuberculosis, Typhoid Fever, Ulcers (Corneal Infected), Ulcers (Septic in Legs), Ulcers (Stomach, Urticar (Ulcerative, due to Extreme Toxemia), Valsavas Inflammation, Vorticella, Warts, Yeast Infections.
                                                   
Selecting a Good Quality Colloidal Silver
  • Colloidal Silver can be purchased in a liquid or gel form - choose according to how you intend to use it:
    • If you want to use it strictly as a topical treatment you can use the gel of liquid form;
    • If you want to use it as an ingested treatment use the liquid form.
  • Make sure you purchase your Colloidal Silver from a reputable source;
  • Colloidal Silver keeps best in glass, so look to purchase Colloidal Silver that is sold in a glass jar rather than in a plastic bottle;
    • When packaged in plastic Colloidal Silver has a much shorter shelf-life;
  • Don’t store Colloidal Silver in the refrigerator or freezer as the electric charge of the appliance can reduce the efficacy of Colloidal Silver just as storing it in plastic may do;
  • The best quality Colloidal Silver does not contain any stabilizers or other additives, and should not list any trace elements other than silver on the product label. It should not need to be shaken before use and should not need to be refrigerated;
  • You can use Colloidal Silver water and/or gel;
And despite what you may have hear or read in the past...

Colloidal Silver should NOT be yellow in color. As noted further above true Colloidal Silver is a colorless liquid (not yellow) because the micro-clusters are too small for light from the micro-cluster to reflect back to the human eye...

Many manufacturers unwittingly create their product under the false pretense that Colloidal Silver should be yellow in color. To create the color they will add food coloring (artificial food coloring is a toxin and carcinogen) or other coloring agents. 

The colour of Colloidal Silver will be yellow under the following undesirable conditions:
  • The silver used is;
    • A silver sulphide type of silver that is primarily used in making ceramics - this is not a desirable quality of silver for use in Colloidal Silver;
    • Silver Oxide which is brownish-black in colour and is also not a desirable quality of silver to use;
  • The particles of silver are to big in size - which will make the product much less effective;
  • If the silver losses its colloidal state (suspension) and precipitates out of the solution (will have a black tinge) the product will lose its efficacy and should be disposed of - contrary to what some people advise, shaking the solution will not bring the particles back to a colloidal state;
  • If food coloring or other coloring agents have been used.
  • Do not purchase or use products that have any of these attributes as they are inferior in quality!
Cautions
Drug Interactions
  • If taking conventional drugs, check the drugs taken for interactions with silver water.
  • Examples, this is a partial list only- some conventional ABX, some thyroid drugs.
Side Effects in Some Individuals
Colloidal Silver is safe for most dogs and cats. In rare cases an individual can be intolerant to ingested treatment - in which case side effects may be experienced -
  • Lethargy
  • Excessive panting
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 
If any of the above occur - cease use. 

Where to Purchase Colloidal Silver
  • Health and Natural Food Stores;
  • Herbal and Homeopathic Stores;
  • Organic Health Stores;
  • Pharmacies.
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My Holistic Client Services are Available Worldwide:
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ USA
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Canada
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ UK and other European countires
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia and other Oceania countires
πŸ‡­πŸ‡° Hong Kong and other Asian countries
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡· Costa Rica and other Central American countries 
πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί European countries
πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ή Trinidad and Tobago and other South America countries
πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ South Africa and other African countries
πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ Sweden and other european countries
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺ United Arab Emirates

Available Holistic Consultations and Sessions:
πŸ“± FaceTime
πŸ“± Facebook video or voice calling
πŸ’» Skype
πŸ“ž Phone
πŸ“§ Email 
🚢🏻‍♀️ In-Person

Menu of Holistic Wellness Services for Dogs and Cats πŸ•πŸˆ
For more information go here. 
✅  Maintain Health, and;
✅  Address Health Issues and Conditions:
✓ Treatment and Remedy 
 Pre-Surgery holistic support protocols
 Post-Surgery holistic healing protocols
 Pre-Vaccine holistic support protocols 
 Post-Vaccine holistic support protocols
 Natural Insect and Parasite Prevention
 Natural Treatment for Insect, Parasite Infestation, Co-Infection, Disease
✅  Custom Designed Whole Food Diets - raw or gently cooked, and;
✅  Advice and Recommendation: 
✓ Premade Diets - raw, dehydrated, freeze dried 
✓ Supplemental Fresh Foods - raw, gently cooked
✓ Super foods
✓ Treats - raw, dehydrated, freeze dried, gently cooked
✓ Herbs 
✓ Alternative Medicines

Menu of Holistic Behaviorist Services for Dogs πŸ•
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In-person Sessions - available locally
Voice and Video Sessions - available worldwide 
✓   Obedience Training
✓   Behavior Modification
✓   Psychological Rehabilitation

Affiliations to Companies
✓ None.
✓ I don't sell food or supplements.
✓ I'm not aligned with any companies.
✓ I choose to maintain my objectivity in selecting best-solutions for my individual client's needs.

Contact me
karen@ottawavalleydogwhisperer.ca

Article and graphics by Karen Rosenfeld