LIVE: Shelter Medicine

By Speaker: Dr. Natalie Isaza • Published: February 25th, 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.

Did you know that spaying or neutering your pet can have important health benefits? Among those are eliminating the risk of many types of cancers affecting the reproductive systems of male and female animals. In addition, certain behaviors, such as aggressiveness and roaming, can be reduced through this type of surgery. Dr. Natalie Isaza, director of UF’s shelter animal medicine clerkship, will talk about the importance of spay/neuter procedures in offsetting disease as well as homelessness by keeping more animals from winding up in shelters.