We went to another PT appointment yesterday and from this point on Bucket will receive just laser therapy and hydrotherapy. Bucket was able to walk for 12 minutes this time but by the end he was definitely tired. Several treats later we finished up with the laser therapy. Today he is sore and very tired so we're all taking it a bit easy.
My one complaint about Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital's PT department is that you never see the same person. We keep hoping to see someone from before to get a good gauge on how is progress is going. We have had three appointments and each time it's with new people. We try to figure out if we should be doing more with him, restricting him, etc. and it's really hard to know when you get different answers.
The first week we were told he wouldn't need many appointments based on his status at that time. The 2nd week we were told that we could increase activity and do 6 laser / hydrotherapy sessions. Now this week the person we saw has informed us to keep using the strap on his back legs due to the ice and snow. Keep him in his playpen as long as possible and then asked us if we had a follow up planned with the surgeon (who told us that PT takes over from here). I really feel that there should be more guidance and planning then what we are getting.