LIVE: Fat Cats and Portly Pets: Why Obesity Endangers Your Pet’s Life

By Speaker: Dr. Richard Hill • Published: July 16th, 2011
Category: Animal Airwaves
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Live Edition: Animal Airwaves—Live is an hour-long call-in show that airs between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays on WUFT-FM in Gainesville. The show features faculty members from the UF Veterinary Hospitals who address a variety of topics relating to pet health care, including companion animals, exotic pets and horses.

Is your pooch pudgy, or your feline fat? Obesity in pets is as much a problem for Fido and Fluffy as it is for humans, and can cause many of the same health problems. There are many reasons why our pets become overweight, but the most common cause is overeating. Dr. Richard Hill, an internal medicine and nutrition specialist, will provide ‘news you can use’ about pet nutrition and will discuss how you can help your pets live longer, healthier lives by properly managing their weight.