6 Pet-Friendly Flowers for Your Home

6 Pet-Friendly Flowers for Your Home

Our pets are our family; we love them just as we would our children. But like our children, they can also get into things that they shouldn’t. This includes the plants and flowers around your house. Cats in particular enjoy chewing on leaves and flowers, but any kind of animal can take a nibble (or a whole bite) out of your plants. The problem with this, however, is that many flowers are toxic to dogs and cats, but there are just as many that are non-toxic, too. So if you love decorating your house with flowers, but also want to keep your four-legged family members safe, then be sure to stick to this list of non-toxic, pet-friendly flowers.

Lily of the Incas6 Pet-Friendly Flowers for Your Home

Also known as the Peruvian lily or Alstroemeria, the Lily of the Incas are, unlike other lilies, non-toxic to dogs and cats. Use these as a substitute for true lilies if your heart was set on having lilies in your home.

Asters

From New England aster to White wood aster, these charming, daisy-like flowers come in a wide variety, all of which are pet-friendly. They’re also a great addition to your garden, as they attract birds, butterflies, and bees.

Daisies

Of course, if you want real daisies in your home or garden, that’s fine too! Daisies are non-toxic to dogs and cats, and they’ll look great with those asters.

Roses

Roses are, generally speaking, safe for your pet. However, there are a few species to stay away from: primrose, Christmas rose, desert rose, rosebay, and mass rose. You should also keep an eye on the thorns, as they could scratch your dog or cat if they get too close.

Orchids

Orchids, specifically the Phalaenopsis Orchid (or Moth Orchid), are safe for you pet to be around. They’re also extremely stylish, so they’ll be sure to class-up any space that you put them in.

Petunias

These vibrant and colorful flowers are a great addition to any home, pets or no pets. There are four major types of petunias, all of which are non-toxic to pets: grandiflora, multiflora, milliflora, and spreading (wave).

At Mills Florist, we want to ensure that every home is filled with beautiful flowers that are safe for all family members. So if you have any more questions about which flowers are safe for your four-legged friends, then give us a call at 650-326-3443 today!