Big Apple Florist FYI: Poisonus Plants for Dogs and Cats

Posted on June 18, 2011

You may think that being an NYC florist is all easy breezy smiles all day… and sometimes it is, but don’t be fooled! We are also a group of tough cookies working in and around many dangerous situations. Between hand delivering wonderfully large and fragile flower arrangements through zooming traffic in the streets of New York and handling sharp tools, cacti and thorn covered rose stems, we are actually susceptible to many injuries! Luckily, we are trained professionals and don’t find ourselves in troublesome situations very often. Pets, however, aren’t trained professionals. There are many poisonous plants for pets, and they’re a danger that many pet-owners fail to consider - until their pets become sick. poisonus plants for dogs Some common indoor poisonous plants for dogs that you should watch out for: most lily varieties (also toxic for cats), azalea, daffodils, dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane), poinsettia, chrysanthemums, geraniums, begonias, corn plant, golden pothos, rubber plant, and philodendrons. Many poisonous plants for dogs are also poisonous plants for cats. Here is a list of common plants that can be harmful to your pets provided by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). You can sort the list according to which pet you have. Just try to make sure to keep these plants and flowers out of reach from your pets! We here at Big Apple Florist can always help you with any of your floral and plant needs. If you have a pet (like adorable Asher, above!) and would like special consideration for it, just let us know! We can create pet-friendly arrangements or deliver plants that are safe for pet households upon request. Give us a call at 212-687-3434 today.

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