October 13, 2022

Flowers safe for pets

a collection of vibrant yellow and orange flowers arranged in two vases clusters of yellow and orange semi open tulips arranged in a round vase and clusters of long tall sunflowers and ginger flowers creating a display of flowers in cheery bright tones

While flowers can add a beautiful touch to our homes, it’s important to note that not all flowers are safe for pets. Some flowers can be toxic and cause harm or even fatal reactions to cats and dogs. Here are some examples of fresh cut flowers that are safe for pets:

  1. Roses: These classic flowers are not toxic to pets, but be sure to remove the thorns and keep the stems out of reach. You can enjoy roses all year round.
  2. Sunflowers: These cheerful flowers are non-toxic to pets and can brighten up any room.
  3. Snapdragons: These tall, colourful flowers are non-toxic to pets and can add a touch of whimsy to any bouquet. Snapdragons are available all year round.
  4. Gerberas: These bright daisy-like flowers are non-toxic and come in a variety of colours.
  5. Peonies: These big billowy blooms are safe for pets and come in a range of colours from white, to pink and deep red. Peonies flower from September to December.
  6. Orchids: These exotic flowers are non-toxic to pets and can add a touch of elegance to any room. Orchids are available all year round.
  7. Zinnias: These colourful flowers are safe for pets and can add a pop of colour to any bouquet. Zinnias flower during the summer.

Whiles these flowers are generally safe for pets, it’s still important to keep them out of reach and monitor your pets to make sure they don’t eat any of the flowers. If you suspect your pet has ingested any part of a flower or plant and is showing signs of illness, contact your veterinarian right away.