Hello everyone! I am hoping to get some advice from fellow Boxer owners. My 9 year old Boxer, Sampson, has torn his ACL. He tore the first one about 3 years ago, so we knew this would probably happen to the other leg sooner or later. I am EXTREMELY nervous about having the surgery this time due to his age. He doesn't act like he is 9, not at all. Still wants to run and play. But with this tear, he is walking on his leg. Still climbing stairs, still can get on the furniture. We have also been taking him to water therapy every week. With the first tear, he wouldn't even put his leg down. We do notice that when he is standing still he toe touches alot, and I can tell he isn't putting his full weight on that leg when he is just standing. Can anyone give me some advice on what to do? I love him and will do whatever is best for him, but I am so on the fence about this, especially since he is still walking on it. They gave us Metacam and a joint supplement. We haven't started the Metacam yet, but plan to. He had a high liver enzyme (one that has been high since he was a puppy) and they want us to give him medicine to help protect his liver before we start the Metacam. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much! I just want him to be happy and healthy, and know that I have made the best decision for my Boxer boy!