Fresh Food for Polish Lowland Sheepdogs
Polish Lowland Sheepdogs are rare in the United States but common in Poland. Also known as PON (that’s short for Polish Owczarek Nizinny), these dogs were originally bred to herd sheep. Standing 17 to 20 inches and weighing 30 to 50 pounds, these shaggy pups have thick double coats that need to be brushed a lot. Polish lowland sheepdogs are aloof with strangers but loving with their families. They are gentle with children and get along with other animals in their households. These dogs can live in apartments, but they are working dogs at heart—they require lots of exercise and mental stimulation, and it’s best if they have a fenced-in yard to play in.
What’s the best dog food for Polish lowland sheepdogs?
A diet of fresh food for your Polish lowland sheepdog is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with A LOT of daily exercise, regular vet care, and regular grooming to maintain their thick, shaggy coats.
Why fresh is best for your Polish Lowland Sheepdogs
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Polish Lowland Sheepdogs’s health. Recipes from The Farmer’s Dog are made with fresh, human-grade ingredients, steamed to retain nutrients, and pre-portioned to help maintain weight.Feed Fresh Today
Polish lowland sheepdogs are prone to joint issues. Maintaining a lean body condition can help. And fresh food from The Farmer’s Dog contains Omega-3 fatty acids, proven to reduce inflammation and improve arthritis. Even if kibble contains these healthy fats, they can go rancid sitting on the shelf for long periods. Rancid fats don’t deliver the intended health benefits, and in fact can contribute to inflammation. Fresh food delivers these powerful nutrients intact to your Polish lowland sheepdog.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Polish lowland sheepdog's health. It supports optimal muscle growth and maintenance and a strong heart. Another hallmark of a digestible diet is what we call “high quality poops.” Research shows that a digestible, bioavailable diet affects the quality and quantity of your dog’s poop—making it less voluminous, and less stinky, than their poop on a kibble diet!
Know what’s in the bowl
For Polish lowland sheepdogs with dry and itchy skin, sensitive stomachs, or other signs of food allergies and sensitivities, it’s important to know exactly what you’re feeding—something that can be impossible with kibble, which often contains ingredients not listed on the bag. Allergies and intolerances to food are all too common and many dog owners notice symptoms clear up when they switch to fresh food.
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Polish lowland sheepdog's odds of developing a host of diseases like arthritis, diabetes, and even cancer. A fresh-food plan, tailored to your dog’s needs, and delivered in pre-portioned packs, makes weight maintenance easy.
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