Like people, cats and dogs are vulnerable to frostbite and hypothermia and should be kept inside. Longer-haired and thick-coated dog breeds, such as huskies and other dogs bred for colder climates, are more tolerant of cold weather; but no pet should be left outside for long periods in below-freezing weather. Cats and dogs should be kept inside during cold weather. It’s a common belief that dogs and cats are more unaffected than people to cold weather because of their fur, but that is wrong.