How to Protect Your Pet During Winter Months Animals must be protected during cold wintertime months. Animal’s fur does not protect them from the cold components during the most dangerous hour of the year for pets. During cold months, pets should be kept inside. Provide a warm place for your pets in your home that is up off of the floor. Also remember, small pets can be attracted to the warmth of your vehicle engine creating a potentially dangerous situation. Consider a stock of food for your family as well as pets during the winter in case of unexpected climate emergencies.