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Animal Airwaves is a daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health. Each module focuses on different topic of interests to the owners of animals of all types, ranging from consumer tips offering insights into animal behavior, to veterinary patient care breakthroughs and trends. A production of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, HSC communications staff and WUFT-FM in Gainesville, Animal Airwaves appears three times each day in the local public radio coverage area.

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. Call in your questions to 352-392-8989 during the show or email questions about whatever topic is being discussed that day to animalairwaves@wuft.org.

Listeners can also tune into the show online for live streaming during the broadcast at: http://www.wuftfm.org/stream/

Learn more about the UF Veterinary Hospitals by visiting www.vethospitals.ufl.edu

Recent Episodes

Audio Cats on diets: fearing the pushback

May 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAlthough many cat parents know that fat felines have a higher likelihood of developing health problems, some won’t start their chubby charges on a weight-loss program. The reason may surprise you. Their reluctance boils down to a fear of getting the cold shoulder. They worry that if they put […]

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Audio Watch your hairy mouth

May 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYour dog may not give you the hairy eyeball, but have you ever gotten the hairy mouth? If so, your dog’s teeth could be at risk. What we’re talking about here is a dog’s own hair that can get wedged under the gums during self-grooming. Especially with short-haired breeds, […]

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Audio A visual payback

May 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s that time of year again — when veterinary ophthalmologists give back by offering free eye exams to service animals. For over nine years, the National Service Animal Eye Exam event has provided eye screenings to eligible service animals in the following categories: guide, hearing assistance, drug detection, police/military, […]

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Audio Smoothing rough edges during the golden years

May 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt can be tough watching your pooch age, especially if the process includes changes in personality. In some cases, dogs who’ve been easy-going since birth become hostile almost overnight. And as stressful as it is for you, it’s just as bewildering to your dog. Big mood swings often have […]

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Audio Taking a lashing and fighting back

May 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOne of the things we adore about dogs is their bright-eyed zest for each new day, so we do our best to protect them as they leap through life. So who expects an eyelash to gum up the works? There’s actually a slew of eyelash-related issues than can be […]

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Audio More than hair

May 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you have a cat companion, you know a thing or two about hairballs. But you may not be aware that this normal activity can cross the line into problematic. Cats are the quintessential groomers, and their rough tongues are great at removing loose hair. Most of that hair […]

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Audio Cat tales: Truth or fiction?

May 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLots of myths surround our feline friends, so let’s set the record straight on a few. Many folks believe cats just purr when they’re happy. Although pleasure usually drives purring, cats can also purr when they’re in distress as a self-soothing mechanism. What about the myth that cows’ milk […]

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Audio Bunnies beware

May 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhat’s good for one animal can be disastrous for another, and it’s not always clear why. For example, fipronil [FIP-rō-nill] is a drug that kills fleas, ticks and other bugs. While it works great for dogs and cats, it can be deadly to rabbits. Over the past 13 years, […]

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Audio Flocking together — with or without feathers

May 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadParrots are social beings, doing almost everything as a flock. As prey animals, their sense of security depends on flock strength. And that’s the same for your parrot at home. As the flock leader, it’s your job to make your buddy feel safe and secure. Rituals — like both […]

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Audio Why cats are MIA at the clinic

May 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCats have become the most popular pet in America, with 86 million feline family members representing. So how come only half of them saw a veterinarian last year? While 20 percent of dogs missed checkups in 2015, a whopping 45 percent of cats did the same. Why the big […]

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