Godown dog park, which is managed by the City of Worthington, is the only Columbus City dog park that is closed during the pandemic.
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As part of WOSU's ongoing COVID-19 coverage, we asked for listeners to submit their questions about this disease and the government's response. Here are few more of those questions and answers.

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When animals are put to sleep in Ohio, they are most often euthanized with medications administered by a veterinarian.

Some of Columbus Police's new therapy dogs.
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Columbus Police are training five therapy dogs and police handlers to provide comfort to victims and witnesses of crime.

The risk of getting bitten by a dog in Cincinnati is sizable if you're a mail carrier. The Post Office says the city ranks eighth nationally when compared to cities its own size. But the USPS is taking steps to cut down on the attacks, including warning the carriers on Mobile Delivery Devices, or MDD.

Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine's new Integrated Oncology Suite.
Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Ohio State University’s Veterinary Medical Center opens a new cancer ward on Wednesday.

A bill has been drafted to strengthen the laws against owners of dogs that carry out serious attacks against other people, but pro-animal groups are saying another topic must be added to the conversation: tethering.

Rep. Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg) says hundreds of people suffer serious and sometimes fatal injuries caused by dog attacks every year. He says it's time to take this issue seriously by strengthening the dangerous dogs law in Ohio.

Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Jerad White and his partner, Danny, at the new training facility in Marysville.
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The Ohio State Highway Patrol opened its $1.4 million training facility for police dogs and their handlers on Monday. Located in Marysville, the facility gives a formal home to the training program the patrol started in 2015.

Service dogs like police canines, search and rescue, and drug-sniffing dogs need to be in top health in order to perform their duties. Veterinary care specialists and students are giving up their Sunday morning to help out some local canine heroes.

Learning About Dog Personalities

Sep 24, 2018

It’s been proven that our four-legged friends can display a variety of personality traits just like humans. 

Our dogs can’t tell us how they feel, but they have ways of showing us. Scientists who study these distinct personalities and traits believe if they can learn more about dogs it will help people pick their perfect pet.

Today on All Sides, we talk about dog personalities and how owners can learn more about their furry best friends.

We're also offering a WOSU member exclusive Pawty for you and your furry friend at BrewDog in Canal Winchester. Make a gift of $120 or more for a ticket to attend the event with your dog.

Dog on restaurant patio
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The Ohio General Assembly has let the dogs out.

On Wednesday, the Ohio Senate passed a bill that would allow dogs on restaurant patios, something that business groups see as a way to let companies expand their creativity.

Would your dog remember you after 10 years away?

Carly Suierveld thinks so. She just saw her dog Abby for the first time in a decade.

"It's quite a journey, it was so great seeing her again," Suierveld tells NPR's Scott Simon. "She barked at me at first, but now she's cuddling up and kind of seeming to remember who I am."

Abby, a female black Lab mix, was lost from the Suierveld family's home in Apollo, Pa., 10 years ago. Carly was 12 at the time.

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.

Updated Friday at 4:15 p.m. ET

Stuff your dog's stocking with knickknacks. Paddywhacks, even. But — you've likely guessed it by now — avoid giving the dog a bone, at least a "bone treat."

Inside the Mind of Dogs

Oct 27, 2017

Today at 10am

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.