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08-09-2021 — Written by Zoe Brasher

Fresh Flowers & Your Pets


Pets play a big part in their family, and as pet lovers at Your Flower Fix, we are here to help you keep them as safe as possible. Why? You might be asking. Let us explain.

As beautiful as blooms may come, did you know that not all flowers are pet appropriate? It’s true that some flowers can actually be toxic for our four-legged friends and should be kept out of reach to ensure their safety. With curious personalities and their inability to keep their noses out of it at the best of times, we understand that new flowers in the home may be exciting for your beloved pets. However, a variety of flowers and plants can cause your cat or dog mild nausea, breathing problems, seizures, liver failure and in some cases, fatality. 


While some flowers are harmful to only cats or only dogs, many flowers can be dangerous for both species. Regardless of the pets that you do have,  as a fresh flower delivery service in Melbourne who delivers all around, we want to ensure that your ready for any delivery coming your way.  So whether you are a pet owner yourself, or sending a bouquet to a pet owner you know, it is important to be aware of what flowers are safe and what flowers you need to be cautious of. 


Receiving flowers that can be toxic to your lovely pets, doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy them in your home. To keep you and your pets happy and safe follow these few tips:

  • Keep your flowers on a high bench or table that your furry friends won’t explore.
  • Pick up any fallen leaves and petals that your pets might choose to play with. 
  • Keep a list somewhere handy of all the flowers to be cautious of, so when you do receive a surprise delivery, you know exactly what to look out for. 
  • Find out more. For some flowers species, only certain parts of the flower are toxic, such as the leaves, stamens or petals. If you are ever unsure of whether your flowers are harmful to pets or not, a quick search will give you all the answers you need. 

With that being said, use this article as a guide to flowers you should be wary of around your pets.


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