‘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 LIVE: Acupuncture and Rehabilitation for Pets

May 14, 2011 • By Speaker: Dr. Carolina Medina

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLive Edition: 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 […]

Audio LIVE: GI Disease in Your Pet

May 7, 2011 • By Speaker: Dr. Colin Burrows

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLive Edition: 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 […]

Audio Dentures for Old orca?

May 3, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadKids damage their teeth crunching sugary candy and chips. Dogs damage their teeth chewing bones and rocks. And recent research suggests that killer whales may damage their teeth munching sharks. It turns out that some Orcas have a taste for these deep-sea predators. Unfortunately, overindulging in shark meat can […]

Audio Cherry eye

May 3, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYour pet is likely the apple of your eye. But did you know that he or she can get a cherry eye? This condition is most common in certain breeds, often those with pushed-in faces, such as Bulldogs or Himalayan cats. Dogs and cats have a third eyelid that […]

Audio Hippity hoppity hobos

May 3, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadYou probably don’t pick up hitchhikers, but that is exactly how two Cuban frogs moved into Florida and the southern United States. Scientists believe that thousands of years ago, the greenhouse frog and the Cuban tree frog hitched a ride to the Florida Keys and other Caribbean islands. They […]

Audio Sleep Aids

May 3, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe’ve all heard boring speakers who were a sure cure for insomnia. But what puts our pets in a slumber? General anesthesia is needed for major surgery, as well as for procedures such as dental or ear cleanings. Fortunately, today’s anesthesia techniques carry minimal risk. Veterinarians often begin by […]

Audio The shake, rattle and roll — of thunder

May 3, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFear of loud noises like rumbling thunder and exploding fireworks is a common problem in pets. With a little effort, you may be able to help your buddy beat this phobia. Avoid punishment, fuss, or even sympathy when your pet gets rattled. These things tell dogs there’s a reason […]

Audio Don’t let a ruptured ACL shorten your dog’s career

May 3, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | Download“Out for the season” is often the verdict when your favorite athlete ruptures an anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. This ligament has an important function in maintaining stability of the knee joint. Dogs commonly rupture an ACL when they run, jump or twist, especially if they are large or […]

Audio You get what you pay for

May 3, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe Internet is a wonderful tool that has revolutionized the way in which we obtain information. With a few keystrokes, you can find anything from how to tie a Windsor knot to free advice on treating any ailment. But beware. The quality of medical information on the Web varies […]

Audio Cat fight, cat bite

May 3, 2011 • By Susan Aiello

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCat bites cat? Unfortunately, frisky felines that spend time outdoors sometimes start a fight for territorial rights or mating. And cat fights invariably lead to cat bites. Cat bites almost always become infected because the needle-like teeth inject bacteria from the mouth into and under the skin. The small […]

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