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Roses are beautiful perennial flowering plants that come in hundreds of species and varieties and grow in tall shrubs with stems that are often lined with sharp thorns. Commonly given as a cut flower in flower arrangements as a beautiful, fragrant symbol of love or friendship, the flowers can vary in size, shape, and color, but are considered non-toxic to dogs and cats. The thorns on the stems can pose hazards to your pet, though, and can cause damage to the mouth, gums, throat and face. Sometimes, pets may vomit or have mild diarrhea following ingestion of roses or their leaves or stems, but this is generally just due to their lack of digestibility, not due to any toxic response.

Other names: 
rosaceae, love flowers
Toxic to: 
None, although mild vomiting and diarrhea is possible
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