LIVE: Early signs of illness in the dog and cat

By Speaker: Dr. Michael Schaer • Published: September 29th, 2012
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.

Our pets can’t talk, but when they’re sick, they will often tell us in other ways that they are hurting or in need of help. Sometimes these expressions of illness may be obvious, such as in bouts of vomiting or gastrointestinal upset, but other times behavior such as lethargy could be an early warning sign that something is very wrong. Dr. Michael Schaer, a professor emeritus of medicine and emergency and critical care, will talk about what to look out for and when it’s time to take your pet to the veterinarians.