Jenny Nashville, Tennessee 3/27/2015 10:52:45 AM My 11 yr old boxer mix developed a mass cell tumor the size of a golf ball. The vet wanted to do surgery, but said that it could make it worse. Also that the healing of the skin around the tumor may not heal. I decided against it. The vet sent me home with antibiotics and prednisone. Also 75 mg of benadryl twice a day. I researched and started to give her tagament as well. Her tumor shrank after 2 weeks, and then it came back bigger and bleed. I bought black salve from best on earth products on the Internet and started to put a small amount on and keeping it wrapped for 10 to 16 hrs. I would also give a trimadol for pain. She didn't really like it, but after 2 weeks it looks like it is gone and healing nicely. I would only put it on every 3 to 5 days. The tumor bleed alot and started to fall off in pieces. She is so much happier now and she didn't have to go through surgery. I don't understand why vets don't try this approach first, but then again how would they pay their bills.