There’s nothing more amazing than having a gorgeous bouquet of fresh, fragrant flowers in your home. They bring beauty, style, and elegance to indoor spaces, and flowers have numerous health benefits as well. Surrounding yourself with fresh flowers is an absolute delight and a wonderful way to live life. It’s also good to know that many flowers are pet-friendly so you don’t have to worry if your cat or dog accidentally gets a hold of them. Here at The Blossom Shop, Charlotte’s top florist, our flower experts are providing some of the most beautiful flowers to have in your home that are also pet-friendly.
Safe Flowers for Pets
A widely recognized symbol of love and the most popular flower in the world, roses come in a rainbow of colors and their sweet fragrance and beauty are hard to surpass. Found in most bouquets, the rose is pet-friendly, so have as many as you like in your home.
Gerbera Daisies are colorful, joyful blooms that bring a smile to everyone’s face. These large, bright flowers are also non-toxic.
A wonderful symbol of summer, sunflowers are vibrant and joyful. Place them in a pitcher on your kitchen table for a charming effect, or pair them with other blooms to add warmth and brightness. Luckily, the awesome sunflower is safe for cats and dogs.
Blooming on a tall stalk, the delicate flowers of the Snapdragon come in a variety of pinks, purples, blues, peaches, yellows, and whites. A wonderful floral to provide fullness and height to bouquets, Snapdragons are pet-friendly and look amazing on their own, too.
Orchids come in so many varieties and colors which make them a very popular flowering plant to have in the home. Exotic, elegant, and graceful, Orchids are non-toxic to pets.
Colorful and full of joy, pansies are also edible, which makes them perfectly safe for pets. The beautiful, large petals of the pansy grow well in cooler weather.
An annual that is easy to grow, the full, colorful Zinnia brings an explosion of color to any bouquet. If you love zinnias, rest assured this bloom is pet-friendly so enjoy as many as you like.
Signs of Poisoning in Pets
If you think your pet has accidentally ingested something poisonous, keep an eye out for common symptoms of toxic poisoning in pets cush as lethargy, vomiting, loss of appetite, drooling, and bleeding gums. If you notice one or more of the above-listed conditions for more than 24 hours, take your pet to the vet as soon as possible. For a complete list of plants and flowers that are toxic to cats and dogs, visit the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center website.
Protect your Pets from Toxic Flowers
Usually keeping your flowers on a counter or a table is fine, unless you have a dog or cat who likes to get up on tables. If that’s the case, perhaps keep your flowers in a window sill, on a high shelf, or in an area that is cordoned off.