Your guide to dog-safe flowers for Mother’s Day

dog safe flowers

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, you might be wondering what to get the special fur mama in your life. Flowers are always a fool-proof choice. But, as a dog owner, have you ever wondered which flowers are actually safe for your dog?

Which flowers are safe for dogs?

Just because you have a four-legged friend that likes to taste test anything new in the home doesn’t mean that your flowers need to be bland and boring – in fact, it’s quite the opposite. We’ve pulled together some of the prettiest and safest options for your dog:

  • Alstroemeria
  • Asters
  • Camelia
  • Celosia
  • Cornflower
  • Lavender (Note: Whilst lavender is safe for dogs, concentrated lavender oil isn’t – it needs to be properly diluted if being using near your dog.
  • Marigolds
  • Orchid
  • Rose
  • Snapdragon
  • Sunflower
  • Zinnia

So, which flowers are toxic to dogs?

Unfortunately, there are many flowers and plants that are toxic to dogs – even the most popular flowers for Mother’s Day, Carnations and Chrysanthemums. So, before you go sending off a floral arrangement to your pet-owning loved ones, you may want to check which flowers will be included first – we don’t want any emergency trips to the vet!

Some common flowers that are toxic to dogs include:

  • Azalea
  • Carnation
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Daffodil
  • Lily
  • Peony
  • Tulip

If you suspect that your dog has eaten a dangerous flower or plant, take them to see a vet immediately, and bring along a sample or photo – this will help them treat your dog as quickly as possible.

Buying flowers? Support local

As an Aussie made and owned start-up, we are passionate about supporting local and shopping small. For Mother’s Day this year, we have teamed up with our talented friends next door here at our Sydney HQ – Floraly – to help you gift the special fur mamas in your life.

is a floristry service delivering beautiful bouquets straight to doors around Australia. Like us, they are shaking up their industry. To avoid waste, they only source their flowers after you’ve ordered them – genius. Because, did you know? 1 in 3 flowers destined for a florist will die before being bought. Floraly’s approach means that no flowers needlessly go to waste and it means that you get fresher, longer-lasting flowers. Floraly also gives back by supporting OzHarvest and ClimateCare, so we are incredibly proud to be partnering with such an eco-conscious business.

Use the code LYKA21 to receive 15% off your delivery – click here to order before you forget Mother’s Day on Sunday 9 May. We repeat, Sunday 9 May.

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