In my crazy life with 3 dogs, our vet is one of THE most important people.  Dr. Shannon at Valley View Vet is a god to us, and even after many trips there my yahoo's still love going to see her.  Dr. Shannon was kind enough to share her info with me, so I could pass it along to you.  Here's some great info about winter and your pets!

"When winter winds blow, we seek the warmth and shelter of our homes, and so do our pets.  Consider bringing your pets indoors when temperatures drop. For pets that must stay outside take care to provide a clean, dry house with appropriate bedding.  If possible, place a cover over the opening to keep out drafts. Additionally, check the water supply throughout the day to make sure it hasn't frozen. Your pet may also re quire an increase in the amount of food that they eat. This does not apply to all pets however! (Get your vet's recommendation)  In a storm, it is not uncommon for dogs and cats to panic or become disoriented. As a precaution, please make sure your furry friend has proper identification on at all times." - Dr. Shannon - Valley View Veterinary Hospital.