Here’s a List of Non-Toxic Flowers That May Be Safe for Your Furry Friend

Featured Author: The Bouqs co.


Disclaimer: This information does not take the place of professional veterinary advice. Different animals have varying tolerances to all substances, including flowers. Please refer to this information from the ASPCA to learn more.


Here’s a List of Non-Toxic Flowers That May Be Safe for Your Furry Friend


If you’re like us, your dogs and cats are more than just pets; they’re members of the family. As any pet owner knows, it can be difficult to keep your furry friend from eating whatever strikes their fancy. That’s why it’s so important to know which popular flowers could be safe for cats and dogs, before you give or receive a Bouquet.

While you should always keep all flowers out of reach of your pets, by choosing a flower that could be safe for your furry friends, you can sit back and enjoy your new Bouq while being less vigilant about their safety.


Flowers Which Can Be Toxic to Cats and Dogs



Here at The Bouqs Co., we love all flowers, but keeping our furry friends safe is a major priority. It doesn’t matter if you’re the proud parent of a dog or cat, because both can get sick from eating some types of flowers. We’re not talking about an upset stomach from eating too much grass — we’re talking about more serious issues.


While some flowers are toxic to only cats or only dogs, many flowers can harm both canine and feline family members. Even if you’re not a pet owner yourself, it’s good to know what flowers can be harmful when you’re sending a friend a Bouq. After all, you don’t want to use those flower delivery coupons to send your friend a flower that can harm their pet!

To ensure the safety of all the pets out there, we’ve taken a look at plant toxicity to find out which flowers you should keep out of both your dog’s and cat’s reach. Before you take a look at that list, there are some items you should keep in mind.

Even if a flower is toxic, other parts of the plant might be a bigger concern. For example, the bulbs of flowers, such as tulips, lilies, and daffodils are more toxic than the flowers themselves. But, that doesn’t mean you should allow your pets access to the blooms of these plants.

It’s also important to note that some of the following plants are more toxic than others. While some will give your dog or cat some mild nausea, others can cause seizures, breathing problems, and liver failure. With that said, we all love our pets and want to do everything we can to keep them safe. Therefore, it’s best to avoid keeping any of the following within your pet’s reach:


  • Aloe

  • Amaryllis

  • Azalea

  • Begonia

  • Bird of Paradise

  • Calla Lily

  • Carnation

  • Chrysanthemum

  • Daffodil

  • Dahlia

  • Freesia

  • Gladiola

  • Hyacinth

  • Hydrangea

  • Iris

  • Lantana

  • Lavender

  • Lily of the Valley

  • Peace Lily

  • Peony

  • Ranunculus

  • Rhododendron

  • Tulip


Which Flowers Are Safe for Cats?


Cats can be fierce hunters and cuddly fluff balls; that’s why we love them so much. However, their curious nature can lead them to munch on plants and flowers. If they happen to take a bite out of a toxic plant, an emergency vet visit may await.

If you own a cat or are planning to gift a Bouq to someone who has a cat in their house, here’s a list of flowers that could be safe for our feline friends:

  • Asters

  • Celosia

  • Orchids