Schnoodle Question

I adopted a 6-year Schnoodle a week ago who is so sweet and is very socialized. She had a dog...


I adopted a 6-year Schnoodle a week ago who is so sweet and is very socialized. She had a dog buddy at the old owners' place. I'm in an apartment and work from home, she was taught to free-eat from her bowl and I'm concerned as she's not eating that much and I feel I need to compensate with snacks or treats. The previous owners also had a 10-month old which is part of that I think...free food! Also she's pretty lethargic and sleepy throughout the day. I take her out about 4x a day and she never seems too much like she's up for playing when I've tried at random times. I don't know if this is all due to the adjustment period or if there is more that I need to do. She doesn't seem unhealthy, but, maybe still adjusting? Anything more I can do to make her adjustment better without spoiling her to death?

    In Schnoodle - Asked by Anonymous - 9/11/2012 11:21:42 PM
Weigh her every day/other day if possible, and make sure she has not gained a noticeable amount of weight. If you get Iams food, it gives a food amount guide. I would suggest 2-3 cups of food daily. Make sure besides just walking her, play with her as if you were a dog (like playing with the 10 month old pup) to get her exercise out(fetch, tug of war, 'tag', etc.). -vet2b
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/15/2013 6:31:17 PM