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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 Finding a feline soulmate

July 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis spring in shelters, new kittens are joining all the older cats still hoping for homes. So if you’re looking to adopt a feline friend, you have choices aplenty. But choosing between a cat and a kitten may not be as obvious as it seems. Sometimes an older cat […]

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Audio The view from the inside

July 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHorses have been domesticated for thousands of years, but we still have many questions about their inner workings. For example, how does a horse’s large and intricate digestive tract function hour-to-hour? By borrowing technology from human medicine, we’ve started to get some answers. A researcher who previously studied the […]

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Audio Catalyzing a veterinary connection

July 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe excitement of adopting a first pet can make a person giddy. But during those heady first days, it’s important not to overlook pet priorities. One of those is veterinary care, which can get lost in the shuffle — especially if a first-time pet owner doesn’t have a relationship […]

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Audio Revisiting a hot topic

July 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSome topics are so important that they bear repeating every year, and warm-weather pet safety is one of them. It’s often best to keep pets inside on hot days. Even then, creating several temperature zones—that is, regions of different temperature—in your house will let pets try out what feels […]

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Audio It’s more than a walk in the park

July 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDog parks are pooch playgrounds, and for most of our canine companions, it doesn’t get any better than that. But you need to do your part. Here are some things to think about when considering a day at the park with your pooch. First, don’t take your pup to […]

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Audio Fear of flying

July 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s travel season again — when people ponder the safety of putting pets on planes. Many animal professionals warn against it — particularly during the summer, dead of winter and holidays, when temperatures and traffic can take their toll. Unless your pet is relatively small and has a flattened […]

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Audio Moving into a different routine

July 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs a pet parent, you know how much your buddy relies on routine. So an upcoming move could send him into a tailspin. Here are some tips that might ease the trauma. You can gradually introduce the move by starting to pack weeks in advance. If your pet stays […]

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Audio Airport security could be going to the dogs

July 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you plan to travel this summer, you may be wondering if there’ll be a fix for those long airport security lines. Some officials think the answer is going to the dogs. Canine security screeners are dogs trained to smell bomb-making materials on people or in bags. Some airport […]

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Audio Have mice, will work

July 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor certain cats that prefer wide-open spaces to quality time with humans, adoption just isn’t in the cards. But some animal welfare organizations across the country have solved the problem by taking a page straight from a cat’s own playbook. So-called Working Cat programs place cats by pairs in […]

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Audio When a cat’s kidneys age

July 1, 2016
 

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs cats age, their organs don’t work as well as they once did. The kidneys are especially prone to the effects of aging. Chronic renal failure — or CRD — is a progressive waning of the kidneys’ ability to conserve water and remove toxins from the blood. Affected cats […]

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