Q. I gave my lab his heartworm med on the 18th and he has now stopped eating and just laying around what can I do to help him feel better?

A. Try feeding a bland diet (1:1 ratio of plain boiled boneless chicken and plain white rice). Serve it warmed or mix in a tablespoon of baby food to stimulate his appetite. Slowly transition to the regular diet once his appetite returns. If he does not resume eating, see your vet for an exam and diagnostics.

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