A Longer Life For Your PON
You can prolong the lifespan of your PON'S life, by following
How often do you exercise your PON ? – Do you take
your PON on regular walks every day or set aside special play sessions ?
PONS are sheepdogs and need to exercise in order to maintain physical as
well as mental health. It is a known fact that healthy bodies are better
able to fight illness and exercise reduces the chances of obesity and
the risks of diabetes, joint problems and heart disease as dog mature.
Well balanced diet – Dietary requirements vary
among dogs, due to differences in lifestyles, age, breed and health
conditions. If your PON is a couch potato, you need to downsize the
amount of food he receives or be faced with an overweight PON that is at
high risk for a range of health issues. When was the last time you
thought out of the kibble bag ? Do your own research and learn which
foods offer nutritional benefits. If you aren't able to switch away from
kibble, consider adding pumpkin, green beans, yogurt,etc. to your PON'S
Prevent Boredom – Lots of attention, exercise and a
"job" serve to prevent boredom and the development of behavior problems
in PONS. A happy, busy PON is more likely to be a healthy one. If
you need to be away for several hours on a daily basis, leave a veggie
filled "Kong" toy to work on while you are away. Make sure you have
quality time together and plan activities you will both enjoy. Visits to
local parks or long walks in the morning will make a big difference in
the life of your PON.
Vaccinations - Do your own thinking and research on this
issue. Join Yahoogroups where owners compare experiences and
Keep in contact with your breeder - There is a lot you can
learn about your PON'S health history.
Stay informed- Continue to do your own research on health
issues, nutrition, vaccination policies. This knowledge will prolong the
lifespan of your PON.