‘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 Pooches pulling their own weight

Aug 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you plan to go hiking with your dog, you’ll need to think about your pooch’s gear as well as your own. That begins with your dog’s backpack. For starters, the size is based on the measurement of the fullest part of your dog’s rib cage. Once you fit […]

Audio Gearing up for a hike

Aug 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBefore you and your pooch hit the trails, you’ll need to prepare for the comfort of two. You may need to start by upgrading your tent size so your dog can share your digs. A mat of closed-cell foam under a half-size comforter makes a cozy dog bed. Of […]

Audio Cats with binkies

Aug 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOur feline friends have a rep for being cool as cucumbers. But even they can be hiding insecurities. Keep this in mind if you see a cat sucking wool. Say what? That’s right—wool sucking in cats is a compulsive form of behavior that can be traced back to psychological […]

Audio Small mammals fighting cancer

Aug 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEvery pet parent dreads hearing the ‘’C’’ word. But if you have a ferret, hedgehog or another small mammal, you might be especially doubtful that anything can be done for your wee one with cancer. The truth is, virtually all cancer treatments used in dogs and cats have been […]

Audio Getting vets and their pets together under one roof

Aug 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs pet parents, it’s tough to imagine what we’d do without our furry friends. And there are those of us for whom pets are, quite literally, a lifeline. For those folks, life saved by pets would be unimaginable without them. Many veterans come home psychologically battered. For some of […]

Audio Pets and aperitifs: just plain poison

Aug 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDuring the summer’s celebrations, you might be tempted to let your furry friend join in the fun. But when it comes to sharing spirits, think again. Simply put, alcohol poisons pets. Even small tastes of your cocktail, wine or beer can cause your pet to become intoxicated. Then depending […]

Audio Doing right by one scared puppy

Jul 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you’ll be bringing home a puppy, you may wonder what to expect that first day. It may be the first time your pup’s been away from his canine family. There’ll be no licking, nuzzling and warm pooch contact in this strange, new environment. That’s why the first day […]

Audio Look what’s still plaguing us

Jul 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you thought plague was just a scourge of the past, not so. It still lurks in many countries worldwide — including right here at home. Plague is a bacterial infection that spreads from rodents to animals and humans, usually through bites from infected fleas. Dogs and cats can […]

Audio Lean on me

Jul 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhether you’re a teen or an adult who remembers being there, you can relate to the turmoil of those years. Teens have so many feelings they can’t — or won’t — put into words. But one set of ears always listens without judgment. Pets enhance our well-being, no matter […]

Audio I feel your pain

Jul 1, 2017 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy nature and instinct, animals are stoic. They don’t whine when they hurt, so we can lose sight of how they feel. That’s why sometimes we need a reality check. For example, if your dog or cat has dental disease, think about how a toothache feels in your experience. […]

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