As important as it is for you to keep warm this winter, it's also important to protect your pets.
Animals experts say try to minimize outdoor time.
After a walk, make sure to remove any snow or salt from your pets' paws.
"Even on bigger, tougher dogs it would be wise to inspect their feet after a long walk outside to make sure crystals have not built up within," said veterinarian Keith Kennedy.
Just like people bundle up when it's cold outside, your pets should too.
Boots and jackets will help keep your pet comfortable in the cold.
"Little dogs especially without thick hair, they would really benefit from that," said Kennedy.
Another concern for you animal this time of year, is anti-freeze.
"It spills on the garage floors. It tastes sweet and animals are attracted to that and that can cause very serious kidney disease," said Kennedy.
Another tip, always check your pet's water dish to make sure the water is fresh and not frozen.
Also, take care with older pets.
In older pets, the cold weather can exaggerate arthritis and other conditions," said Kennedy.
Bottom line, experts say, use common sense when it's cold.