Pet Friendly Blooms

By Sarah Whiton

Pets are an important part of the family, and it's good to keep them in mind when ordering flowers for yourself or a friend. While flowers brighten any home or occasion, some blooms can pose a threat to curious pets. Here is a list of some of the top toxic and non-toxic blooms to consider when ordering for a pet loving home.

Pet Safe Flowers:

  • Alstroemeria
  • Celosia
  • Daisies
  • Ferns
  • Marigolds
  • Orchids
  • Roses
  • Snapdragons
  • Sunflowers
  • Violets
  • Zinnias

Flowers That are Toxic to Cats and Dogs:

  • Amaryllis
  • *Baby's Breath (safe for cats but toxic to dogs)
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Carnations
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Daffodils
  • Eucalyptus
  • Iris
  • *Lilies (safe for dogs but toxic to cats)
  • Paperwhites
  • Poinsettia
  • Tulips

For a complete list of flowers and houseplants that are safe and toxic for pets, as well as animal poison control information, visit