‘Animal Airwaves’ Category

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.

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Audio Entrusting your pet’s care

Feb 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If you’re like many pet parents, you’re convinced that nobody know your pet’s needs better than you do. So do you lie awake wondering what would happen if you could no longer care for your beloved buddy? Pet trusts are set up for just that reason. A pet […]

Audio Winter warnings

Feb 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Our pets need extra attention during the cold months of winter. And that goes beyond just keeping them warm. When the snow’s falling outside, most pets are warm and cozy indoors, but some still need to venture out for walks. After wintry strolls, be sure to examine your […]

Audio Homework is for the birds

Feb 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Each year, thousands of birds are given to animal shelters. That’s because many people don’t do their homework before getting a bird. Pet birds require lots of time and attention — sometimes for over 50 years in the case of large parrots. What’s more, exotic birds — even […]

Audio Pet-conscious uncoupling

Feb 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download More than ever before, our pets are considered a part of our families. So what happens to a pet when a marriage ends in divorce? Pet custody is an increasingly common part of divorce proceedings. In the U.S., pets are still considered personal property, which factors into the […]

Audio When joints stop jumping

Feb 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If your middle- to older-aged pet is not acting like himself, a number of possible ailments come to mind. One of the most common is arthritis. As it does in people, arthritis targets our furry friends when they’re past their prime. You might notice your pet limping, especially […]

Audio Counting cats

Feb 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Rescuing cats is a good deed, but you may end up with too many felines for your own good — or theirs. Do you ever think you’ve crossed that line? Remember, it’s not the number of cats you have but how they’re cared for. Are they content and […]

Audio Battening down the batteries

Feb 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Your pooch just munched on your TV remote, but it’s just plastic and batteries, so no big deal. Or is it? In fact, ingestion of batteries, or even part of a battery, can be very dangerous for dogs by causing severe, sometimes even fatal, damage to the lining […]

Audio When therapy has a furry feel

Feb 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If your comforting critter knows just how to improve your mood, have you thought about sharing that trait with others in need? Therapy animal programs select and train volunteers and their animals to visit hospital patients, nursing home residents and schoolchildren — just to name some of those […]

Audio Keep an eye out for congenital defects

Feb 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Congenital defects are problems an animal is born with, either as an inherited trait or the result of development gone awry. For example, congenital eye defects can show up in foals within days of being born. Cataracts, or central cloudiness in the eyes, are the most common congenital […]

Audio Don’t horse around with commitment

Feb 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download There are many horses rescued from tough situations that need good homes. But there’s much to consider before you adopt one. First, don’t assume that adopting rather than buying a horse gets you off the financial hook. There are still plenty of equine expenses to consider. Along with […]

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