NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The holidays can be an exciting time of the year, but for pets it can be dangerous if you don't take the right precautions.
Decorating is a tradition for many families, but certain decorations can create a risks for pets.
Crayton Valkner is dog owner, he says his dogs like the presents.
"They think everyone is for them so they kind of want to get a little nosy, but once they are told no to stay away from them they usually do pretty well," Valkner said.
However, not all pets listen.
Veterinarian Dr. Calley Hille is the Owner of Lowcountry Pet Wellness Clinic in North Charleston.
"Who knew that Christmas could be so dangerous for our pets," Hille said.
She warns owners to watch their pets around Christmas decorations and trees. She says the trees should be secure in your home.
"Some of the pines and the oils they put off... you can have eye trauma through the needles that can physically traumatize the animal," Hille said.
The tree's water could also grow bacteria. You also need to make sure your pets don't eat tree needles, whether they're real or fake, it can cause problems in their digestive tract.