Send flowers that are safe for pets

When you send fresh flowers to a loved one, friend or even yourself, it’s important to consider their pets. As beautiful as some flowers are, a number of them can be toxic to animals. So, if the intended recipient has a dog or cat, here are some safe flowers that you can send.

Gerbera daisies

Available in various radiant colours, these flowers are considered a staple by many florists around the world. They are non-toxic to cats and dogs which means that a bunch of these is an extremely safe bet. Since they are available in so many different colours, it’s easy to find the perfect flowers for any occasion.

Phalaenopsis Orchids

These orchids are also known as moth orchids and they are beautiful plants for any home. Unlike many other types of orchids, they are really easy to grow and care for. They don’t need a lot of light and you will only need to water when you notice the potting medium becomes dry. They are also safe for pets so even if your dog or cat ends up nibbling on the leaves or flowers, you have nothing to worry about.


Roses are another great safe option. The only risk might be the thorny stem but this can be rectified by gently removing the thorns as soon as the bouquet arrives. No parts of this flower is in any way harmful to pets. That said, you should avoid adding popular fillers like baby’s breath since these small flowers are not safe and can cause various problems. Choose white limonium instead if you are looking for a safe filler.

Remember, if you notice your pet chewing or nibbling on a strange plant, you should always keep a close eye on them. Watch out for symptoms of poinsoning such as vomiting, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, excessive drooling, extreme thirst and frequent urination, and a change in your pet’s heartbeat (slow, fast, or arrhythmic). If you suspect poisoning, seek professional medical attention immediately! Since pets can’t talk and tell us what’s wrong, it’s important to take preventative action. Even if there are no severe side effects, it’s better to be safe than sorry!