My smaller dog (26 lbs, not fat, active) was just diagnosed with a tear in acl. He is somewhere around 13, and part dachshund with some maybe border collie thrown in.
Vet is suggesting a 3-4 week conservative management to see how he does - NSAIDS, house arrest, leash to go potty. Then reevaluate. In all my years of dogs, have never had this. Have done some internet searches and am wondering if anyone here has dealt with this in a smaller dog. What did you do, what were the outcomes, and did the dog ultimately have a problem with the other leg as well?