Do you want to grow your green thumb but are worried that your little fur child will eat the plants and get sick? Don’t worry about it! Here are some pet-safe flowers that you can have around your dog and cat.
List of 5 Safest Flowers for Dogs or Cats
Most roses are pet and human-friendly (besides the thorns), but there are a few types to stay away from: Primrose, Christmas rose, Desert rose, Rosebay, and Moss rose (a succulent) are all toxic if ingested.
When you close your eyes and imagine a bouquet of roses, either given to you by your lover or just a way to spice up your apartment, rest assured that they will be safe for you and your furry friend as long as they are sheared roses.
The Gerbera daisy is a colorful, pet-friendly flower that will brighten up any space. They are round and cheerful flowers that bloom in vibrant colors such as reds, pinks, and even shades of yellow. However, make sure you know the distinction between Gerbera daisies and other Daisies. Most of the regular daisies are chrysanthemums that have toxins dangerous to cats, dogs, and horses, such as sesquiterpene, lactones, and pyrethrins. Gerbera flowers are on long leafless stems and vary greatly in size and shape, measuring up to seven inches across.
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While domesticated animals should not eat plants, orchids are probably some of the safest plants to ingest, in case your pet decides to chomp at it a little. The ASPCA states that members of the Orchidaceae family are pet-friendly and safe. This includes the following orchid species: Brazilian Orchid, Crimson Cattleya, Ruby-lipped Cattleya, Christmas Orchid or Winter Cattleya, Cirrhopetalum or Old World Orchid, Cocktail Orchid, Dancing Doll Orchid, Easter Cattleya or Easter Orchid, Fiery Red Orchid, Scarlet Orchid, Florida Butterfly Orchid, Ghost Leafless Orchid or Leafless ghost, Golden Lace Orchid or Jewel Orchid, Golden Shower Orchid, King of the Forest Orchid, and finally Lace Orchid.
The American Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says colorful snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus) are non-toxic to dogs, cats and horses. Researchers at the University of California include snapdragons on their list of safe plants for adults and children. Whether a pet licks, ingests or rolls around in snapdragons, they will not suffer any issues.
There is nothing poisonous about sunflowers to humans or animals. Sunflowers can be eaten (the flower is edible as well as the delicious sunflower seeds)and even ingested by humans for medicinal purposes in some instances. Sunflower leaves and petals are frequently used as tinctures for loosening phlegm and coughing. So not only are sunflowers healthy to ingest, but they are also non-poisonous for furry friends making them the ideal flower to help decorate your home.
While growing your garden and your pet’s tolerance for plants, make sure to start with these safe and beautiful flowers! Any pet-safe flower you order by browsing through Snapblooms will be sure to brighten up your living space. Just make sure the cat doesn’t knock down any plants!