Heartworm aftercare

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Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
Barked: Wed Jan 9, '13 3:58pm PST 
My latest foster has heartworms. She has already been treated for this but yesterday we had to take her into to the vet because she was coughing. They did x-rays and found that her lungs were inflamed. She recieved and injection to help with that but we cannot give her rawhides or treats.

I am looking for advice to keep her calm and give her something to do.

Thanks in advance!!!

Barked: Thu Jan 10, '13 2:41pm PST 
I dont know if this falls into rawhides or treats but what about a kong filled with her food. You could do the wet food type and freeze it?
Get toys that you know she will work on for hours and not move?
Sarah, CWSR,- CWG1, CGC

Million Dollar- Mutt
Barked: Fri Jan 11, '13 3:19pm PST 
I tried to follow that link but it was blocked at work, saying it was "adult and pornographic". Regardless, Isabelle doesn't need info about heartworm preventative, as her foster dog came to her with heartworm and was just treated.

As far as ideas to keep Jazz busy, can you do any training? Simple things like stays, down, shake, etc that wouldn't have her too active. When Sarah was treated, the vet told me I could walk her around the block as long as it was a slow walk. I've also taken the dogs' kibble and soaked it to make a mush, then put that in a Kong and froze it. What about nosework? I'll keep thinking. Usually my heartworm dogs are also pretty underweight so I don't have the whole food issue.