Emily stopped by with Sweetie, a 4-year-old Shepherd mix. She appears shy at first but once she gets to know you she is full of pizazz. Sweetie has been known to get along with other dogs but every situation is different (no history of cats). She came to the Humane Society via transfer from Little Rock.

Emily talked about November being National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. She said to help prevent cancer spay & neuter your pets. This does not only help overpopulation but also helps reduce the chances of your animal getting cancer. Prevention can also be taken by keeping your pet on a healthy diet with regular checkups to your vet. There are different signs for each type of cancer, however, some common signs are a loss of appetite, lameness, and sores that do not heal.

It's hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is next week, and it right around the corner they  want to remind people of how to keep their pets safe. During the holidays a lot of people will have unfamiliar friends and family over - this can stress a pet out that is not used to that amount of activity. Here are some tips to help your pet:

1. Have your pet in another room with music playing such as iCalm which is a blue tooth speaker that plays music that is designed to calm your pet.
2. Keep an eye on your pet around kids - if a child is not familiar with your pet or vise-versa you want to make sure you are supervising.
3. Keep turkey bones away! These can actually splinter and cause serious damage to your pet.
4. Give your pet something to do - for dogs give them kongs with peanut butter or a frozen treat. For cats give them a new toy or some catnip.

You can get all the information on the Humane Society website or call (616) 453-8900.

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