Petals to avoid if you have pets

We love our furry friends even more than we love our flowers so we know how curious they can be around flowers and plants. Seemingly every new shoe, bag or ball gets sniffed, licked and even chewed on. My cat especially loves playing (destroying) with flowers so it’s important to know which ones will be safe for your pet.

A word of caution first. None of our bouquets have been designed to be eaten, neither by human nor pet. Even if the flowers are safe to eat, they may contain pesticides or fungicides which can be harmful if ingested. We therefore recommend displaying your flowers our of reach of pets. Should your pet ingest any flowers then we advise contacting your vet immediately to ask for their professional advice.

 

Flowers dangerous to cats

To state the obvious first, lilies are well known to be highly toxic to cats. This includes the petals, stem, leaves and even the water in the vase. Because of this, we highly discourage keeping lilies in your house when you have a cat. Signs of lily poisoning may include depression, lethargy and vomiting. If untreated, acute kidney or renal failure may occur so please visit your vet or an animal emergency hospital immediately.

Other flowers that are harmful to cats include:

  • Chrysanthemums
  • Aloe Vera
  • Calla Lilies
  • Delphinium
  • Tulips
  • Ammi
  • Clematis
  • Monkshood
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Peonies
  • Azalea & Rhododendron
  • Tanacetum
  • Wisteria
  • Yew

This is only a partial list of poisonous plants. For a more detailed list of flowers, plants and substances which are toxic to cats visit the Pet Poison Helpline or speak to your vet.

 

Flowers dangerous to dogs

Dogs, and especially puppies, are such curious creatures. Even if they don’t eat them, they might well try and knock over your beautiful bouquet. We recommend keeping your flowers out of their reach and be especially careful around the following flowers and plants.

  • Aloe Vera
  • Amaryllis
  • Ammi
  • Asparagus Fern
  • Autumn Crocus
  • Azalea & Rhododendron
  • Calla Lilies
  • Clematis
  • Daffodils
  • Delphinium
  • Hyacinth
  • Peonies (bark)
  • Tulips
  • Wisteria

This is only a partial list of poisonous plants. For a more detailed list of flowers, plants and substances which are toxic to dogs visit the Pet Poison Helpline or speak to your vet.