Bruce Cozzens joins Dave

This week Dave has a discussion with Dr. Bruce Cozzens, a veterinarian in the Grand Traverse region for more than 30 years. Cozzens brings his own observations to bear on the threat to our pets posed by changing climate and the changing bug population that comes with it. Ticks! Cozzens shows in increase in tick populations farther and farther north in Michigan. The latest news is that ticks that carry Lyme disease are now endemic to Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties, being added from just the latest survey results. His own practice has shown a significant increase in tick related diseases. Pets can not adapt to such rapidly changes. These pests are new and so are the diseases. Human must be responsible to protect their pets. Tick born diseases pets face often threaten humans as well, like Lyme disease. We too need to be knowledgeable and adaptable.