My miniture American Eskimo was limping on and off for about a week that progressed to not using his rear left leg at all. Thursday I took him to the vet who took x-rays & ruled out bone cancer but did note that his muscles on his left leg were smaller than the right & predicts that he has a torn ACL. He gave him Rimadyl & referred me to a surgeon. After two days of Rimadyl Shylo is using his leg again with just a slight limp which I know isn't a cure just a sign that he is in alot less pain. My question is should I give it a few weeks(unless his limp gets worse)to see if he will heal on his own or go ahead with the surgical consult. I have read on other posts that surgery isn't always the best choice. I am keeping him as calm as possible & restricting his outside time to potty breaks only. We don't have any steps & he is not allowed on the furniture so climbing & jumping is not an issue.