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Ten tips to keep your dog safe from summer heat

  • Like to indulge your dog? That's fine, as long as the treats you give are safe for Fido. And many foods that are safe for humans can be harmful or even deadly to dogs. Keep clicking to see the list of foods and substances that should be off-limits to dogs, prepared with help from the American Veterinary Medical Association. istockphoto

    The Dog Days of Summer

    Summer officially kicked off Wednesday with the summer solstice, and if you're experiencing anything like the weather in the East Coast - you're already feeling the heat.

    With summer in full swing, dog owners are anxious to get their pets - and themselves - off the couch and out in the sunshine. But as tempting as it may be to  take Fido with you during your summer jaunts, remember that the sweltering heat can take its toll on your dog. From WebVet, here are 10 important things to remember as you and your dog prepare for the summer heat: