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Are All Flowers Toxic to Dogs?

by PetFirst Pet Insurance
2 months ago

Many of us enjoy having fresh flowers in our home. What most of us don’t know though is some flowers are incredibly toxic to our dogs.

Continue along as we go through a few of the ‘good ones’ and a few of the ‘bad ones’ in this article.

The ‘Good’ Flowers for Dogs

First, let’s review some of the ‘good’ flowers. These are the flowers that are known to be safe in your home.

As these are just a few examples of good flowers – always be sure to check before bringing flowers into your home and near your furry friend.

Some ‘Bad’ Flowers for Dogs

These are some ‘bad’ flowers that will have different negative effects on our dogs. The following flowers are known to be toxic to our furry friends:

  • Tulips: Ingestion can lead to diarrhea, vomiting, drooling, lack of appetite, and/or depression
  • Daffodil: Ingestion may result in convulsions, seizures, tremors, and/or low blood pressure
  • Peace Lily: Ingestion may result in severe ulcers in the mouth, vomiting, and/or diarrhea
  • Rhododendron: Ingestion may result in drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, depression, collapse, and potentially death
  • Tiger Lily: Ingestion may result in vomiting and/or kidney failure
  • Azalea: Ingestion may result in vomiting, diarrhea, depression, collapse, and potentially death
  • Morning Glory: Ingestion may result in hallucination and/or diarrhea

Keep Digging

Keep in mind, this list is not a complete list of toxic flowers/plants. Your dog looks to you to guide and protect him. Prior to purchasing any flowers or plants for your home, be sure to do some research. Many plants you would least expect may be the most toxic for your dog.

If you are unsure if your dog has consumed something toxic, or unsure as to the level of toxicity of what they have consumed, reach out to your veterinarian and/or poison control immediately.

The phone number for the Pet Poison Control Helpline is 888-426-4335.

Don’t forget. It’s better to be safe than sorry. 


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