‘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 Feline food facts

Aug 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download You’ll do anything to care for your feline friend, including feeding him the best food around. But there are some diet-related dangers you need to know about. A quick switch to a new meal plan often throws off a cat’s digestive tract. So be sure to transition to […]

Audio Canine flu in a new package

Aug 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If you’re a pooch parent, you may have heard of canine influenza. But let’s take a look at its newer, badder cousin. This spring, lots of dogs in the Chicago area came down with a serious respiratory illness. While it looked like a bad case of kennel cough […]

Audio Saving pets from fires

Aug 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download It’s a sad fact that up to 500 thousand pets are affected by house fires each year – which begs the question: What can you do to keep your pet safe from fire, especially when you’re not at home? You can start by using window stickers that alert […]

Audio Keep this cream away from cats

Aug 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Dangers to our pets can turn up where we least expect them. One of the latest in a long list is an unlikely health aid for humans. Recently, a cream containing flurbiprofen [fler-bĭ-PRO-fen], a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID [EN-sed], was blamed for illness in two cats and […]

Audio Horses in harm’s way

Aug 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download As the cost of food and shelter has skyrocketed over the past few years, so have the numbers of abandoned animals. The small guys may end up in shelters, but large critters often aren’t as lucky. And with the added complication of drought, the odds seem especially stacked […]

Audio That wild city life

Aug 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download These days, many urban dwellers appreciate the connection to nature that’s part of sharing their landscape with wildlife. But forging that connection means making compromises. For example, many cities along bird migratory routes have “lights out at night” policies for buildings that present collision hazards. Some structures, like […]

Audio LIVE: “Advances in Pet Cancer Surgery, a Team Approach”

Aug 1, 2015 • By Speaker: Dr. Sarah Boston, Dr. Brad Case and Dr. Beau Toskich

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Treatment of a variety of forms of pet cancer has advanced rapidly in recent years, thanks in part due to technology but also to enhanced collaborations between veterinary and human medicine. On this show, two UF veterinary surgery specialists and a UF physician specializing in interventional radiology, soft […]

Audio Pooch banes at barbecues

Aug 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Like us, dogs just gotta have fun — especially when their two-legged friends are barbecuing in the summer. But you’ll need to keep a watchful eye on your pooch to prevent the fun from fizzling in a hurry. Let’s start with the food, because chances are, your dog […]

Audio Seeing (and hearing) is believing

Aug 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In recent years, some cat parents noticed a strange phenomenon: certain sounds triggered seizures in their elderly cats. After enough owners reported the problem, a study was born. Two researchers in London have confirmed that certain geriatric cats suffer from seizures brought on by high-pitched sounds. These feline […]

Audio Lauding good citizens

Jul 1, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The moniker “Good Citizen” doesn’t just apply to humans these days. Your canine buddy can achieve the same distinction. The American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen, or CGC, program trains dogs to be model companions, both at home and in the larger community. Dogs that pass certifying tests […]

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