Gorgeous, fresh florals in your home add instant style, color, fragrance, and flair. Since most people are aware of the benefits flowers provide, having fresh flowers in the home has become a common part of modern living. So for those people who also have pets, it is important to know which flowers are pet-friendly. Here at Marco Island Florist, the top flower shop in Marco Island, we put together a list of our favorite blooms which also happen to be pet-friendly.
The glorious rose is not only the most popular flower in the world, but it is also a staple in floral shops since it’s used in numerous arrangements. Being such a fragrant, delicate, and beautiful flower and loved by so many, we’re ecstatic that the rose is pet-friendly.
With vivid colors, large round centers, and long petals, Gerbera Daisies bring a lot of joy wherever they are placed. Coming in an array of colors, this bloom is perfect for adding a pop of color to your home. Gerbera Daisies are safe for pets so go ahead and get a bunch in different colors to brighten your day.
Bright and vibrant, just like the sun, the grandiose sunflower is a fun flower that radiates joy. Whether in a vase on their own or as the statement bloom in a bouquet, this is a flower that commands attention. The sunflower is pet-friendly, so we plan to have this cheerful flower in our home as long as possible.
Snapdragons are delightful blooms that provide volume, height, and color to flower arrangements. These delicate beauties bloom on the top portion of tall stalks and come in several colors such as pink, white, orange, peach, yellow, purple, and red. Snapdragons are pet-friendly and look stunning in a vase on their own.
Orchids are incredibly unique plants with their long stems that bloom magnificent flowers. Adding a touch of mystery and elegance, this flower looks perfect in any room of the house. Orchids are pet-friendly and prefer indirect light and slightly humid conditions.
A bloom so safe it’s actually edible. The charming Pansy looks great in a container or hanging planter, and you’ll see them used as decoration on cakes and in drinks, too. Since they are safe for humans, the Pansy is also safe for pets.
With a pleasing scent and colorful petals, petunia flowers look amazing in a vase on your kitchen counter as well as in a garden. Petunias are pet-friendly and loved by many for their beauty and long blooming period.
A gorgeous bloom full of volume with its many colorful petals, Zinnias bring them a burst of color and drama. Coming in a variety of colors such as pink, orange, yellow, red, and purple, the Zinnia is pet-friendly.
Signs of Poisoning in Pets
If your pet consumed something you think might be poisonous, monitor them closely and look for signs of poisoning which include lethargy, loss of appetite, excessive drooling, diarrhea, vomiting, and a racing heart. If these symptoms last longer than 24 hours, you should take them to the vet’s office for a check-up. For a comprehensive list of toxic plants and flowers, visit the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center website.
Keeping flowers in the home is an important part of living a low-stress, healthy life. Even if a plant or flower is not toxic, you are still going to want to place them in areas your frisky furry friends cannot reach to protect them. With pet-friendly flowers and a little common sense, you can enjoy the benefits of having flowers and pets in the home.