Help needed - new schnauzer not eating!
We just got a minature schnauzer on March 31st. Female 7 months old spayed and up-to-date on care. We are the third owner.
The previous gal lived in an apartment and felt the dog wasn't happy alone all day. She only had her for 3-4 months.
We have 2 boys aged 9 and 12 and they are very good and gentle with her.
Tessie seems very timid. She is easily startled by unexpected sounds (moving a chair, a door slam...) and we feel she is just a bit confused with the new surroundings. (I wonder if the original owner may have mistreated her???)
She doesn't bark or cry but the problem is she isn't eating much either. We have had to take her bowls to her to get her to drink and she doesn't seem interested in the puppy chow. She did eat a piece of Swiss cheese today that I put in her bowl. I am concerned.
Any assistance anyone can provide will be appreciated. She is such a cute girl and I am confident in time she will loosen up.
But she has got to eat!
dc for Tessie.