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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 LIVE: Treatment of Fractures in Dogs and Cats

March 13, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If your dog or cat has broken a bone, it’s possible that surgery will be recommended. Many fractures in our pets are caused by major traumas, such as being hit by a car. Other fractures can be the result of low-impact injury.  Regardless of the cause, however, the […]

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Audio Preventing bad breath and costly cures

March 2, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If your furry friend’s breath could take yours away, it could be a sign of dental disease. Along with bad breath, inflamed gums, discolored teeth, pawing at the mouth and changing in eating habits are all signs of dental disease, a common problem in our pets. It’s often […]

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Audio The menace of monensin in horses

March 2, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Contrary to that old saying, what’s good for the goose isn’t always good for the gander. As a horse owner, keeping that in mind can save your steed’s life. Monensin is an antibiotic, of sorts, that’s added to feed for cattle and poultry. But in horses, monensin in […]

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Audio A cat kind of dental disease

March 2, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Dental disease is a serious problem for pets and many cats suffer from one of the most painful dental conditions of all. Tooth resorption affects almost 75 percent of cats 5 years of age or older. The sensitive part of a tooth is covered with dentin, which comprises […]

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Audio Making a home the cat’s meow

March 2, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Your coddled cat might actually be a bundle of nerves, and it’s all because you could be blind to his true identity. Take a minute to look at the world through feline eyes. You’re a solitary soul, forced to share space with predators like primates and dogs — […]

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Audio Why cats flip from cuddles to battles

March 2, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download They were once best buddies but now can’t stand the sight of each other. These aren’t teenagers, but cats that go from cuddling to fighting overnight. This sudden change can start with a change in routine. A cat might spy a strange animal outside and redirect her hostility […]

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Audio When predator and prey become BFFs

March 2, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download You’ve seen the viral videos: a cat nurturing ducklings, a dog romping with a deer — even a jaguar nuzzling a Jack Russell. So what gives with these improbable pairs? Many researchers believe that animals experience more emotions than we ever thought possible. Sometimes those just might trump […]

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Audio News on neutering

March 2, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Most pooch parents have heard that dogs should be neutered early, before they reach sexual maturity at 6 months of age. But the decision could become a lot more complicated. Researchers examining the health effects of early neutering on Labrador and golden retrievers found that male and female […]

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Audio A drink of water says it all

March 2, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Many mannerisms form the images of our energetic, sloppy dogs and our refined, meticulous cats — even the way each takes a drink. We humans have muscles in our cheeks that create suction for drinking. But dogs and cats have had to devise other ways to quench their […]

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Audio How to party like an animal

March 2, 2015
 

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or another celebration, remember that your four-legged friend is not a furry human. Many treats for people are pet toxins in disguise. Take a look at flowers. Lilies are used in many arrangements, and they pack a toxic wallop for cats. A cat that […]

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