Anyone have experience with an ACL tear in a large (80#) dog? - Catahoula leopard dog. She's 5+ years old and lives to run and play. They are saying $5k to repair but 10 weeks of no activity and walking on a leash only after that to prevent the other from tearing. Anyone have real life experience with this. Frankly I don't want to put her down, but running and playing is what makes her 'her' and if thats taken away.......... And yes, I'll admit $5K is a lot to spend, its going to hurt.