Keeping your pets bug-free in muggy weather

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The wet weather in central Indiana this summer is not only bad for humans but it is also bad for pets.

Patty Spitler and Holistic Veterinarian Dr. Cathy Alinovi stopped by 24-Hour News 8 at noon to talk about all the insects that accompany this rainy weather and some advice for keeping your pets bug free.

Dr. Alinoivi said to stay away from standing water and puddles since they are a breeding ground for mosquitoes. She also said to check your flee medications since some can be harmful to your pets.

Click the play button above to learn more about keeping your furry friends safe. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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