The difference between an animal assistant and a pet is an increasing concern for landlords in Ohio and the rest of the country. It was a big part of the discussion of fair-housing law at a conference of hundreds of landlords in Akron this past weekend.

Across the U.S., a growing number of rural communities are facing a growing veterinarian shortage, that is expected to worsen in coming years. These regions are in need of veterinarians that specialize in livestock animals and public practice.

New Year's weight loss goals can apply to our pets as well as ourselves. Dr. Deborah Linder, who heads the Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals at Tufts University, explores pet obesity in this post originally for The Conversation.

Inside the Mind of Dogs

Oct 27, 2017

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Get to know your pet and best friend better by exploring recent scientific discoveries on the way dog's think. Dr. Gregory Berns joins us for a closer look at the interactions between humans and dogs.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A new member of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was sworn into duty: Mattis K. Nine, a Yellow Lab who becomes the department's first-ever therapy dog. And yes, he's a good deputy.

We don't usually think of adorable puppies as disease vectors, but they might actually be making people sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a Campylobacter outbreak in people and its link to puppies purchased from a chain of pet stores.

At Bonn-Oberkassel in Germany's Rhineland, two people were buried together with a dog 14,000 years ago.

Opponents of a bill that would ban local restrictions on pet stores say state lawmakers shouldn’t pass that legislation.

A new law in Ohio stiffens penalties for abusing pets. The law taking effect this week makes it a fifth-degree felony to knowingly cause serious physical harm to a companion animal. 

Debbie Holmes

Going to college can cause a lot of anxiety for some students. But a few are discovering they can bring a pet to campus to relieve stress or depression.