Fresh flowers in the home are not only a great way to add a pop of color and beauty to your surroundings but are also good for the spirit as growing research on the benefit of flowers shows. Pet ownership also benefits us as the companionship and love of cats and dogs give us reduces stress and depression. Surrounding yourself with fur babies and plant babies, then, sounds like a great idea. To make sure your pets stay safe around plants and flowers, select only those that are non-toxic to pets or keep the toxic ones far, far away from them. Here at Trias Flowers, Miami’s top florist, we love working with plants and flowers and love pets, too, and would never want anything to happen to them. For a list of safe flowers for pets, our floral experts have put together the below list so you can enjoy beautiful blooms and rest easy that if the below are included, they will be harmless to your pet.
Safe Flowers for Pets
Who doesn’t love receiving a gorgeous bouquet of roses? They are beautiful, fragrant, and the most recognizable symbol of love. It’s a good thing, then, that roses are pet-friendly because we’ll always love getting them.
Daisies are full of joy and charm and their bright colors and broad face always puts a smile on our face. Frequently found in floral bouquets and neighborhood gardens, daisies are non-toxic to pets.
The vibrant yellow color of sunflowers brightens any room in the house and welcomes summer and brightness into your home. So charming and full of joy, we are particularly glad that sunflowers are pet-friendly.
Delicate and coming in an array of lovely colors, Snapdragons are a gorgeous summer floral that elevates the style of any home. Either alone or grouped with other florals, Snapdragons are eyecatching so we love that they are also pet-friendly in case they attract our pet’s attention as well.
There are a lot of orchid lovers out there which means they have more than just one. Orchids are a beautiful blend of exotic and elegant and their blooms are fantastic. For all you orchid lovers, you’ll be glad to know these beautiful plants and their flowers are pet-friendly.
Pansies come in a variety of colors and have multiple blooms at the same time. Great for hanging planters or to add color to a back porch, it’s ok to keep pansies close to the ground as they pose no threat to dogs or cats.
Go ahead and plant some petunias or place them in a vase because these fragrant and lovely blooms are non-toxic to pets.
A colorful, full bloom that is eyecatching and vibrant, Zinnias are pet-friendly. Having a vase of them in your home is a great way to add an element of surprise as well as colorful decor.
A popular houseplant, African Violets bloom nearly all year round. With blossoms in a variety of colors, African Violets are a pet-friendly plant that also adds a lot of color and charm to your porch.
Signs of Poisoning in Pets
If your pet decided to take a bite out of some flowers that are not on this list, then be on the lookout for signs of poisoning your pet may demonstrate. Dehydration, lethargy, vomiting, excessive drooling, or a racing heart are some of the signs indicating your cat or dog has ingested something toxic. Take your pet to the vet right away if these symptoms persist. For a comprehensive listing of all toxic plants and flowers visit the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center website.