Pet Friendly Flowers

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Pets are an integral part of many households and although sending flowers to family and friends is a wonderful way to express your feelings, take into consideration the furry family members that reside with them.

Pets, especially cats, dogs, and potbelly pigs (yes, they are in a lot of people’s home making a great addition to their households) are nosey creatures. They love to sniff and taste everything, and flowers are definitely no exception. The beautiful colors and the sweet aroma of flowers are a strong attraction on their own to both human and animal alike.

Household with pets take a little bit more thought when sending flowers to ensure that the flowers you are sending won’t bring harm to any family member, furry or not.

Most plants/flowers won’t cause more then an upset tummy if it is ingested by pets but some can cause more serious health problems.

Here are some common pet friendly plants/flowers you can send to pet friendly homes without issue:

  • African daisy
  • African violet
  • Alyssum
  • Bachelors buttons
  • Begonia
  • Celosia
  • Common Snapdragon
  • Easter Daisy
  • Orchids
  • Peruvian lily
  • Brazilian lily
  • Rose

For further listing on plant/flower toxicity for animals check out the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center website.