Spring Flowers That Can Cause Harm to Your Pet

It's that time of year when our gardens are starting to defrost from the winter chill and come alive with colour and fragrance! But, like the song goes from Poison's 1988 classic hit "Every rose has its thorn", we must be mindful that not all flowers are pet friendly. Below is a short list we have complied of some common plants that you will start to see sprouting up around you in the next few months, whether its in your own garden, on walks or in a bouquet, please exercise caution when they could come in contact with your pets.


Found commonly in front yards, tulips are a large, brightly coloured flower that are a classic of spring. Keep an eye out when you are walking your pooch. Symptoms of tulip poisoning:

  • Drooling

  • Diarrhoea

  • Increased heart rate

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Increased respiratory rate

  • Difficulty breathing