Having fresh flowers in your home is a terrific way to refresh, revitalize, and enhance your living space. With their beauty, elegance, and sweet scent, people are starting to take advantage of the many benefits flowers provide. Filling your home with gorgeous florals is now a normal part of modern living. So, for the many pet owners out there, knowing which flowers are pet-friendly and which are not is a good idea. Here at Mission Viejo Florist, we want to help you keep your pets safe so below you’ll find a list of beautiful, popular flowers there are also pet-friendly. Now, your family can enjoy the benefits of flowers and not worry about your furry friends.
Safe Flowers for Pets
Roses are wonderful to have in the home due to their lovely scent, beauty, and variety of colors (they go with any decor!). Roses look great in arrangements with other flowers and are stunning when placed together with other roses only (especially in the same color). Could the rose be any more perfect? Yes, it can because the rose is also pet-friendly.
A vase of Gerbera Daisies provides an instant pop of color and a mood boost. With a large round center and long, colorful petals, these blooms are loved by florists and gardeners. Gerbera Daisies are safe for cats and dogs and will bring brightness and joy to the home.
A flower that emits happiness like no other is the beautiful, bold sunflower. Who doesn’t love fresh-cut sunflowers on a kitchen table? We definitely do! We also love that sunflowers are perfectly pet-safe.
Orchids are exotic plants that bloom incredibly beautiful and colorful flowers. Their blooming cycles may be unpredictable, but when the orchid’s flowers open, the wait will have been worth it. Orchids are pet-friendly, so you can have one in every room.
Pansies look as pretty in a vase as they do on a cake. This flower is actually edible and used in salads, drinks, and baked goods. Therefore, they are also quite safe for cats and dogs, too.
The pretty Petunia looks great in a hanging basket or a container on your porch. To add some color and elegance to your home, put a bunch of petunias in a vase and enjoy their lovely scent and beauty in your home. Colorful and delightful, petunias are pet-friendly.
Protect Pets from Toxic Flowers
It is likely you’ll have a variety of florals in your home, perhaps ones you get as a gift, and you won’t know if they are pet-friendly or not. Therefore, it’s a good idea to teach your pets as soon as you bring them home to stay away from flowers (and plants). For those pets that are still a little frisky and curious, take extra precaution by putting flowers in places far away from furry paws. If your pet does ingest some flowers, be aware of signs of poisoning in pets. This includes vomiting, lethargy, loss of appetite, diarrhea, excessive drooling, and a racing heart. If these symptoms continue for more than 1 or 2 days, take your pet to the vet. For a list of flowers, and plants, which are toxic to pets, visit the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center website.
With the above list of pet-friendly flowers and a little common sense, you can keep your home full of beautiful fresh flowers and furry companions to enjoy a low-stress, fragrant, fun, and beautiful environment.