Discover which bloom is safe for your dog | Hamilton, ON Pet Photographer

It's that time of the year again when flowers are blooming, adding a beautiful touch to any space. The beautiful colors and texture bring any room or backyard to life. 

But as a pet owner, it's essential to be mindful that not all flowers are pet friendly, some flowers can be very toxic or even lethal to your furry baby. 

Pet-Friendly Flowers

Roses - such a classic flower, the flower that symbolizes romance is pet-friendly. You just have to be aware of the thorns, don't let your dog near the bushes. 

African Violet - this beauty comes in all different colors, from yellow to blue, and pink is definitely pet friendly. 

Snapdragons - They add a beautiful touch to your garden. This beautiful flower comes in a variety of colors: red, yellow, pink, and orange to name a few adding life to your garden and of course is pet friendly.

french bulldog among tulips at Gage Park

Toxic Flowers For Pets

Tulips - although this beautiful bulb makes a great backdrop to pet photography, once ingested it can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and hypersalivation.  It's important to be watching your dog when near those flowers. 

Oleander - also known as Rose Bay contains toxic cardiac glycosides causing drooling, abdominal pain, diarrhea, colic, depression, and even death when ingested. 

Poison Hemlock - also known as Winter Fern, California Fern, Nebraska Fern, or Deadly Hemlock.  Contains various alkaloids that are toxic to dogs. It can cause drooling, tremors, paralysis, or even death. 

It's always important to keep an eye on your dog when they are near poisonous flowers. If the flowers are inside the house, you might want to place the flowers high, out of your dog's reach. If they are in the garden, you might want to consider fencing it off, keeping your dog on the leash, or teaching your dog to stay away from your garden. 

The rescue dog poses beautifully at Gage Park in Hamilton, Ontario

This rescue dog poses for the camera at Gage park in Hamilton, Ontario

If you know your dog has ingested poisonous flowers, please seek help immediately. You can even reach out to the pet poison helpline

There's nothing quite like having a colorful garden and flowers in the house, it brings joy, and vibrant to the space but it's important to keep an eye on your dog.

That way everyone is happy and your dog is healthy. 

Want to create memories of your dog in a flower field?

Just get in touch with me.

We will keep an eye on your furry baby to guarantee a fun, safe photoshoot! 

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About the Author Sharon

Pet Photographer, Certified Pet Grief Specialist, Family Photographer & Professional Stunt Woman

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