Polish Lowland Sheepdog - PON - pon the dog


The Polish Lowland Sheepdog (PON) is a robust sheepdog with roots in Tibet. In fact, it is said that the heavy fur which covers the eyes of this sheepdog is a natural adaptation to the glaring sunlight of the region.  Nomadic tribes traveled with the ancestors of Polish Lowland Sheepdogs during their migration to European countries and the breed became established among the local population. Polish Lowland Sheepdogs developed a reputation for hard work, loyalty and strong herding instincts.  The breed's herding instincts have survived for centuries and even today, they still need a job and will attempt to herd their human families in the absence of sheep. Polish Lowland Sheepdog (PON) lovers will appreciate reading the PON Digest online publication to learn more about this beloved breed.














November 2007


  Monthly publication for Polish Lowland Sheepdog lovers




2nd placed champion - Ch AKC Tobiasz Tramperus

2007-09-23 - 18th Championship Polish PON Club Show







Dedicated to the well being of our beloved Polish Lowland Sheepdogs




A warm welcome to international PON Lovers !





Scientific Basis for Vaccinating Your beloved PON by Linda Aronson, DVM



European Dog Show News


Socializing your Children to live with PONS


Swedish Health Project: diabetes mellitus



"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves
  himself." -- Josh Billings




White Star PONS: Jeff and Bernice at St. Jude Showcase of Dogs - Memphis, Tenn. USA


Serving the Polish Lowland Sheepdog community

on all aspects of PON  care and life styles.Articles and photos' are warmly welcome from the international PON community.





Polish Lowland Sheepdog breeders/PON Breeders



International Recipes Exchange:

American Thanksgiving recipes this month


November FAQ about PONS You've always wanted to know!


November-PON Horoscopes  - Which Astrological Sign belongs to your PON ?



Practical information to help PON Lovers raise their furry family members !





Popular Articles on PON Digest






Playing it safe with anesthesia


 When your PON is scheduled for a tooth cleaning or any other surgical procedure which requires anesthesia, it is of utmost importance that food is withheld at least twelve hours prior to surgery. Not only will this prevent your PON from vomiting and inhaling stomach contents during surgery, but it will also reduce nausea as your PON regains consciousness. This advice is vital for the well being of your PON and needs the co-operation of all family members.

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Keep your Pon's gums healthy with cranberries !


Cranberries go to the dogs ... and cats

By DUNSTAN PRIAL, Standard-Times staff writer

The human health benefits of cranberries have been recognized by medical science for decades.
Now the cranberry industry hopes the nation's millions of pet owners will apply the same concept to their beloved cats and dogs.
A study to be released today by UMass Dartmouth's Center for Business Research has identified the $14 billion-a-year pet food industry as a potentially wide-open market for the slumping cranberry

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Does your PON suffer from arthritis ?

Green lipped mussels for alleviating arthritis in dogs.

Green-lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus) is a New Zealand shellfish, from which an extract has been shown to be useful in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis  and osteoarthritis .

Green-lipped mussel inhibits inflammation in the body. Although inflammation is normal under certain conditions, consistent  inflammation can result in pain  and damage to the body, including the joints.

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The Yin and Yang of the PON Digestive System


Striving towards a well balanced Healthy PON digestive system


The concepts of Yin and Yang contributed to the Chinese scientific system, particularly in fields like biology and medicine The organs of the body were seen to be interrelated in the same kinds of ways as other natural phenomena, and most understood by searching for cause and effect. Illness was seen as a disturbance in the balance of Yin and Yang  caused by emotions, heat or cold, or other influences. Therapy thus depended on accurate diagnosis of the source of the imbalance.

PON owners can readily apply Yin and Yang to their management of PON nutrition and ultimately to solving digestive issues.

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Multi-drug Sensitivity

Polish Lowland Sheepdog owners need to be informed !


 Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Originally found in http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/depts-VCPL/.

Some dogs can have adverse reactions to drugs such as ivermectin, loperamide , Imodium® , and others. It was previously unknown why some individual dogs were sensitive and others were not. Advances in molecular biology at the Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine have led to the discovery of the cause of multi-drug sensitivity in affected dogs

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How to Give Canine CPR

by Lori S. Mohr (First Aid For Dogs - Tim Hawcroft)

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is the process of breathing life back
into an unconscious human. A similar technique can also work effectively on dogs.

The signs that indicate the need for CPR include unconsciousness, lack of
arousal, lack of physical movement, or eye blinking. These symptoms can occur
from drowning, choking, electrical shock, or a number of other situations.
The key to canine CPR is remembering the ABCs:

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Make Your Own Natural Flea Repellent

European sources have confirmed the effective use of vinegar for flea control. To be sure of complete protection, please spray often (every hour) and  pour a small amount of apple cider vinegar into your PON'S drinking water on a regular basis.

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Those gunky ears: Dealing with ear problems


  If you are one of those conscientious PON owners who have spent untold amounts of money with your local veterinarian for gunky ear problems, then it is high time to take matters into your own hands and look further than expensive veterinary ear solutions and  ear cleaning sessions at your vet's office.What are the main causes of canine ear problems ? Most veterinarians will agree that the most common underlying causes of ear problems in dogs are allergic reactions (inhalant and food allergies).

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When Your Pon has fatty tumors


Occasionally, PON owners will post to Yahoogroups about bumps or fatty tumors they have come across while grooming their PONS and inquire if this is common in the breed. The answer is not uncomplicated, but studies indicate that overweight dogs are more susceptible to fatty tumors called lipomas. These lipomas have the consistency of a baggy filled with water and may be found all over a PON's body. For newbie owners this is scary and may result in a quick visit to the vet

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