It is (sadly) official, my 3 year old tore her ACL. I have heard from owners who have tried the 2 most popular surgeries (suture and TPLO), but I am curious to hear from people who have opted NOT to have surgery. She tore her ACL in late December and she was on rimadyl for 5 days. Since the tear, she has begun to put more weight on her hind leg but not completely. She will go from walking on all 4s to holding her hind leg up for a bit. I have been trying to contain her as best as possible. I only take her on short walks, she is crated, there is limited play (no balls but the occasional pull and tug). She still wants to play and jump and run but I have been pretty strict about it. I have been giving her glucosamine hoping to delay inevitable joint problems. I want to do right by her, but wonder whether she can heal herself to the degree that I can play with her again.