The Humane Society of West Michigan brought in Sweetie, a 4-year-old Shepherd mix who was recently transferred to the shelter from the south. She appears shy at first but once she gets to know you she is full of pizazz. Sweetie will do great in a variety of homes and has known to get along well with other dogs.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, let this be a reminder to keep your pets safe. Tips to help them out include:
  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 vice-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.

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
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.