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The holiday season is truly a time for festivities and merriment. Joyful, we adorn our homes with decorations. However, as pet owners, we should be mindful of the safety of our furry members of the family as we create that festive atmosphere at home. If you’re a fur parent and looking to add flowers and plants as part of your Christmas decor, this blog is important for you.

We know that our furry friends are naturally curious and they eat what may seem interesting for them. One of those are flowers. They may look harmless, but actually, some of them are highly toxic to animals when ingested.

It is always recommended to keep any flowers out of your pets reach. While there are a myriad of options, here is a list of some common pet-friendly flowers you can include in your holiday decor.



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They are non-toxic and safe for our furry friends. However, they may cause mild stomach ache or injury, if your roses have thorns, so watch out for these.


Phalaenopsis Orchids

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Also known as Moth Orchids. This sophisticated flower adds a touch of beauty and glamour to any space while being safe for our pets around.



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A truly bright and sunny beauty, sunflowers don’t only make someone’s day better, they are also non-toxic to our pets.



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Known for their bright and bold colours, gerbera daisies are also considered safe and non-toxic for our furry friends.



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Snapdragons lack toxic compounds making them also a safe choice for your home decor.


Now that you know some of the safe and non-toxic choices, here are some common flowers that are potentially harmful for your pets:

  • Chrysanthemum
  • Daffodils
  • Iris
  • Poinsettia
  • Tulips
  • Hyacinths

Do note that the list in this blog is not extensive. Deck the halls of your home with flowers and plants without compromising safety of your beloved pet companions by checking first. Celebrate responsibly. Happy holidays! 🎄

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