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I'm not sure exactly how he will make the decision. He said that often small dogs ACL can "tighten up" and that is what we are hoping for.
The really good part of this is that Cooper doesn't seem to be in real pain. He isn't putting any weight on the leg- the left rear- so I know it hurts, but when it's manipulated or touched he doesn't wince, whine, nothing. I was a bit reluctant to take him to the vet because he just didn't make any of those heart breaking pathetic little noises they can make. He sit's and looks at stairs, so I carry him up and down, he doesn't jump up on me, and he won't stand on that foot, but other than that, nothing specific. My vet says it's not uncommon in small dogs and that it happens most often indoors on carpet, but this was outside.
"The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated"