So you love flowers—and you have an adorable dog with an unstoppable sense of curiosity. We can relate. You might not realize that several blooms aren’t safe for pets, whether in the garden or adoring the table in big, bright bunches. But never fear. There are plenty of beautiful varieties you can enjoy without worrying about whether your dog decides to dig into them. These ten flowers are safe for dogs, even if not exactly an ideal doggy snack.
A word of caution: it’s essential to make sure your flowers aren’t treated with insecticides, fungicides or weed-killers, as those are poisons that can cause your dog serious harm.
Classic and beautiful, roses are always a crowd-pleaser, and thankfully, perfectly safe for dogs to nibble. Just be aware that the thorns can be painful when swallowed or stepped on.
These flowers come in an array of colors, from blue to pink to soft yellow and violet (just to name a few). They’re also easy to care for and won’t poison curious dogs who can’t resist chomping on their vibrantly-hued petals.
Looking for a lovely annual to add to your yard? Bright, boisterous snapdragons should do the trick. Not only do they add some serious charm to homes and gardens, but they’re non-toxic for your pet.
Gorgeous and occasionally difficult to cultivate, these flowers come in a plethora of varieties and hybrids that are generally non-toxic for pups. Best to visit one of the numerous websites about the flower, though, just to ensure you’re growing one of the safe ones.
So long as your dog doesn’t take more than a few nibbles of this flower (which would cause an upset stomach, at worst), these are the perfect plants to add a pop of color to your garden or indoor pots.
Lively and sweet, these wonderful flowers are not only non-toxic for dogs, they’re apparently also tasty. Pansies come in a rainbow of colors including blue, white, yellow, red, orange and purple, so there’s something to please everyone.
Keep your yard smelling sweet with the help of super-fragrant petunias that easily blossom in containers and ground beds. Boasting beauty, vibrance and an amazing scent, these blooms really have it all, and it’s okay if your dog takes a bite.
Love the way that freshly cut sunflowers look on your dining room table? Well, rest easy, because these flowers are harmless to pets, so you can keep enjoying their charming, cheerful appearance. That’s not to say that too much won’t bother their tummies – but overall these beauties are a safe bet.
These annuals are safe for flower-munching canines, and they add a dash of quirky color that everyone can appreciate. (Plus, wouldn’t a dog named Zinnia be the cutest? Just saying.)
Thank goodness these colorful classics are non-toxic for dogs as well. Bright and cheerful, daisies are a great gift for flower-loving dog owners. Or, well, anyone.