Anyone else here dealt with a torn ACL on a dog? We've been dealing with this now for nearly 3 months. It's been stressful and trying. We've progressed to the point where crates aren't needed most of the time and he (Dominic, our black 6 year old cocker spaniel) feels like he's mostly okay. He wants to do normal things like run and jump but he's not allowed just yet. Most of the things in my house have boxes or "stuff" in the seat, stairs are blocked off, and my husband has been sleeping on memory foam mattress toppers in the living room floor. I used to work at the vet's office and saw these surgery dogs go home often but I had no idea the depth of the care involved. Our vet says injury to the other leg is a high risk going forward as well. It's changed our life so much so I can't imagine doing it again. As to how he injured it? I suggested we go up to the game room to watch something on the big tv, we gathered our dinner, drinks and dog treats and he go so excited, he leaped and took 3 stairs at once, and cried. We knew immediately it was not good. It was something so normal and so simple.