For any pet owner, the concept that your beloved “fur baby” has developed a life threatning condition, such as cancer, can be overwhelming. While there are benefits in seeking potential alternative medicines (ie: CBD oils,) there are many alternatives that are not safe. Among these unsafe treatments is “Black Salve.” Before we get into the core of this article, let’s explain what Black Salve actually is.
Black Salve is a rather contraversial alternative treatment for cancer. Also known by it’s brand name, “Cansema,” Black Salve is believed, among it’s supporters, to literally burn away the afflicted tissue. However, in doing so, the product leaves behind a scar known as an Eschar. While there are many who support, and even endorse the “medical benefits” of Black Salve, it is important to understand that there is absolutely no evidence to support any medical claims regarding this product. However, what can be proven are the risks involved with using this dangerous “medicine.” Necrosis, which is literally the death, or dying of tissue, being one of the more severe effects of Black Salve. Other side effects include scarring, delays in legitiment medical procedures, ulcers, and even death.
In the above photograph, we have a very recent post to Facebook. In fact, this post was made just over a year ago. Within the post, the individual, identified as “Master Splinter,” explains that their mother’s pet was so inflicted with cancer that the vet suggested putting the dog down. In cases such as this, it generally means the pet is beyond salvation, the cancer has simply spread to far. Although an actual medical doctor gave this advice, clearly that wasn’t going to fly with this poster. Instead, they went to an alternative practitioner, whom also claimed to be a doctor. Now, let’s point out two problems with this First off, falsely proclaiming to be a doctor is a felony. Secondly, even if the individual at “Herb Healers” was a doctor, it’s doubtful they would suggest using a dangerous product, such as Black Salve, on your dog.
As we continue to read the post, it’s obvious this “Master Splinter” gave the dog Black Salve orally. At this point, we may as well claim “animal abuse;” in fact, in a recent comment, somebody did, in fact, make this claim. The proceeding conversation is photographed below.
Clearly, with the Black Salve supporters, stating factual information, such as destroying your dog’s internal organs, makes you an “animal hater.” However, we would have to dispute that. Based on the information we have regarding Black, we would have to concur, this poster should be arrested. While we may agree, the next comment clearly has a different view. If by “saving lives” they mean subjecting their pet to a slow, painful death, than we agree. The poster did a wonderful job of destroying their pets’ body. However, if curing the animal was the objective: they failed epically.
Black Salve is not unfamiliar with contraversy. Those who support and endorse it, are willing to spread their pseudo-science based information. Those who oppose it, do so because of the dangers involved with its use. We haven’t found any updates to this post. However, we presume this dog passed away from this unconvential form of abuse/medication. While we strongly suggest not using this product for any reason, we also recommend that people conduct their own research. Look into Black Salve, see for yourself the information that is available.