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Pet-safe flowers perfect for a Mother’s Day bouquet

Do you plan on getting your mom flowers for Mother’s Day? If she has a cat or dog, don’t pick any blooms in her favourite colours. If she has a pet, finding the perfect bouquet involves an extra layer of mindfulness.

Many commonly gifted flowers, such as tulips and lilies, can be toxic to pets.  The Ontario SPCA warns that a pet eating “even small amounts may lead to cases of upset stomach or vomiting, particularly if the plant or flower is toxic”.

However, there are plenty of beautiful, non-toxic options to choose from. If you’re looking to surprise your mom, we’ve compiled a guide to help you select the perfect, pet-safe bouquet this Mother’s Day.

Relaxed cat lying on table with bouquet of flowers in vase and card
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Roses, the enduring symbol of love and gratitude, are safe for your furry companions. Just be aware of thorny issues – literally. Opt for thorn-free varieties or remove them yourself to prevent any potential injuries.

Gerbera Daisies

Bright and cheerful, Gerbera daisies come in various vibrant colours. They are non-toxic to cats and dogs, making them an excellent choice for a pet-safe bouquet.


Elegant orchids are safe for pets and can add a touch of sophistication to any Mother’s Day celebration. Just verify the specific variety, as certain types can be problematic.


With their tall, eye-catching spikes of brightly coloured flowers, snapdragons are a unique and safe choice for households with pets.


Sunflowers symbolize adoration and loyalty, making them a perfect, pet-friendly option for Mother’s Day. Their large, sunny blooms will brighten up any room.

Keeping pets safe

While choosing pet-safe flowers is a critical first step, always keep floral arrangements out of pets’ reach and monitor for any signs of accidental ingestion. The Ontario SPCA warns, “even safe plants can produce minor stomach upset if ingested”. 

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