We all love our animal companions, and when the weather gets colder, we want to provide for them. Like our children, pets can occasionally be somewhat oblivious to what is truly in their best interests. This is why it's up to us to prepare them for winter weather, whether that means providing appropriate shelter or just bundling them up in a warm scarf.

It happens every year. The first big freeze of the season and animals are freezing to death. The owners are left wondering why. Even though you spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars caring for your pet, they still seem to slip out the door without any thought about the cold weather. Everywhere you go there are warnings about the cold, dreary weather that's coming soon. If you live in a place where the temperature is approaching freezing, it’s not too early to start thinking about how to keep pets warm.