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Our Favorite Flowers That Are Non-Toxic to Pets

As pet adoptions have dramatically increased over this past year, chances are that your home and the many flowers that inhabit it, have been introduced to playful paws and furry faces. Whether you are a pet parent or enjoy having your furry friends visit, it is important to fill your space with flowers that are safe and non-toxic to dogs and cats. The animal lovers and floral experts here at Casas Adobes Flower Shop, the best florist in Tucson, have a few suggestions to start with that are perfect for pet-friendly houses.

Safe Flowers for Pets

Roses

As far as classic flowers go, roses will always remain one of the most popular, whether you are gifting a bouquet to a friend or partner or bringing home a lovely and elegant bunch yourself. Roses and pets can safely live in the same space, so long as the thorns of a rose are fully removed. Just in case Fido decides to get a taste of the romantic symbol of love, you can have peace of mind knowing that he will be just fine.

Sunflowers

If a burst of happiness is on your list of things to bring into your pet-friendly home, then look no further than your favorite sunflower. These symbols of joy, positivity, and peace are safe for furry friends, although we do not want them snacking on these, or any blooms, too often, or else they may experience an upset stomach. Like gerbera daisies, sunflowers are a fantastic alternative to chrysanthemums and common daisies, which are toxic to pets.

Snapdragons

Finding that perfect pop of color in the late fall or early spring in a way that is safe for Fido can seem like a challenge. However, snapdragons are a fabulous bloom to liven up your space as they are frost tolerant and can thrive in cool environments. While nestled into bud vases or floral arrangements around your home, you can take comfort in knowing that your fur babies and snapdragons can safely coexist.

Orchid

Orchids have been loved by many for centuries, even pet-parents. As these non-poisonous blooming plants can be found in a multitude of hues, from pink and red to lavender and blue and even yellow and orange, they will seamlessly fit into your pet-friendly home decor and floral collection. Orchids are also beautiful gifts for mothers, friends, and loved ones as they symbolize love, fertility, abundance, luxury, elegance, affection, and good fortune.

Zinnias

In addition to their distinct and boisterous appearance, zinnias are said to be a “quirky” bloom and were among the first flowers to grow in space. While they are not just safe for pets, zinnias also attract many bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies if they are growing in a sunny spot in the garden. After being cut and carefully arranged in an elegant case, these bold colored flowers are sure to blossom and continue opening up for days of mood-boosting, tropical-like beauty.

How to Protect your Pets from Toxic Flowers

Since we can never be too careful when it comes to protecting our sweet, loving, and beautiful fur babies, even as you dive into the research to ensure the blooms you bring home are safe for pets, it is important to keep them out of reach. Many people enjoy creating a “greenhouse” in a screened-in area on a patio or porch where they can display and care for their favorite flowers without the “help” of furry paws. Another trend is to hang your plants or flowers on a wall or display them on various shelves to make a fun design and accent wall in your home. However you decide to show off your brilliant blooms, your friends here at Casas Adobes Flower Shop are always happy to lend a hand.