How to Keep Your Pets Safe From Marijuana Intoxication
As states continue to decriminalize and legalize marijuana, there is a certain member of your family whose safety should be kept in mind: your pets! THC-free CBD products have boomed in popularity, including lotions, drinks, and sleeping treatments among many others. The recreational use of cannabis has been legalized in 21 states. My home state
How to Teach A Dog Their Name
What’s in a name? When it comes to naming someone or something, people tend to have strong opinions. This is no surprise: a name is something generally with us forever! So, picking one should not be taken lightly. But what about our four-legged friends? How should you pick and teach a pup their name? A
Joint Pain in Dogs: Cause, Treatment, Prevention
Our furry friends are family. Much like noticing when a parent or child is in pain, we are likely to pick up on our pet’s discomfort. Joint pain is a common concern for dog lovers. So, how do we keep our four-legged friends happy and healthy? Let’s first start by understanding the causes. What causes
Connecting With Your Cat: Family, Furry Friend, or Familiar Face
How do you view your pet Is your four-legged roommate your friend, family member, or “just” your pet? Research indicates that “pets can occupy similar social niches as partners, family members, and children.” For a deep dive on the fascinating science, check out this article: “Family Member, Best Friend, Child or “Just” a Pet, Owners’
How to Be A Minimalist Pet Owner
At the start of every new year as I assess how I can better organize myself for the months ahead, the same thought always comes to mind: getting rid of stuff. Now, I have a feeling you know just what I mean. When was the last time you looked around your garage and thought “what
How to Get Pet Hair out of Your Car with Lilly Brush
The holiday season is upon us! It is time for company to come to town and for everyone to pile into the car. Your special company in their festive attire deserves a clean vehicle to transport them and their belongings – as do you! Like most pet owners though, your seats and trunk have maybe
Fun Stocking Stuffers for Pet Lovers
The gift-giving season is right around the corner! Shopping for presents can be stressful – there are so many ideas and stores to choose from. Do you have a pet lover in your life? Do you have a furry friend you want to spoil? Are you unsure of what to get them? Well, look no
Adopt a Senior Pet Month (November)
Did you know November marks National Adopt a Senior Pet Month? The days are getting shorter and the holidays are growing closer. This marks a great opportunity for celebrating those senior pets that bring us so much joy. Have you already adopted a senior pet? If you have, you can enter this Lilly Brush giveaway to
Prevent Damage from Pets in Your Home and Car
As a first time cat mom, I have learned that our feline friends can provide so much love, entertainment, and, unfortunately, mess. Finn, my little orange Tabby is the most precious companion providing me cuddles and cuteness. In addition to his big heart, he has loads of energy and sharp nails. When it comes to
How to get Pet Hair out of Your Car
Dogs love car rides “You wanna go for a ride?” Few things excite my dog more than these words. If your pup is anything like mine, going for a ride is one of the most exciting experiences. Dogs get great joy from car rides, especially when exposed to fresh air with the windows down. Taking
Why do Dogs Shed During Certain Seasons?
Autumn is upon us, and if you are anything like me, you are ready for some cool days after a warm summer. The leaves are falling from the trees and you may soon find more hair falling from your dog’s coat. So, why do dogs shed during certain seasons and how can we be prepared
How to Reduce Water Consumption
Simple ways to use less water and save money too! Reducing Your Daily Water Consumption A refreshing drink, a relaxing shower, a fresh load of laundry, a set of clean dishes; what do all of these simple luxuries have in common? Water. We use water to cook, clean, and cool. But water isn’t free –
The Dos and Don’ts to Recycling in Denver, Colorado
If you are anything like me, you may ask yourself this question while holding a pizza box, gift wrapping paper, or a plastic container. Let’s face it – recycling can be confusing. It seems like a good first step to increasing our own personal sustainability though, so let’s discuss the dos and don’ts to recycling
10 Books Every Pet Lover Will Enjoy
There are so many great books written about dogs and cats — how can you ever choose between them all? We’ve curated a list of the most endearing, heartwarming, and hilarious reads for those of you who just can’t get enough of your pets. 1. Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story by Vicki Myron
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Dog Breed Profile: French Bulldogs
According to the American Kennel Club, or AKC, French Bulldogs were ranked the second most popular dog breed in the United States in 2021! The breed remains very popular, and as its popularity rises, it climbs the ranks to challenge the popularity of long-standing champions Labrador Retrievers. History Originating in England, the French Bulldog was
10 Foods Your Cat Should Never Eat
While cats aren’t always as adventurous as dogs, there’s still a reason for the coined term “curiosity killed the cat”! Cats aren’t generally ones to eat anything and everything, like dogs, but they still get into mischief– which is why it’s important to be aware of foods that are dangerous and toxic for not just
10 Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat
When your dog is giving you sad puppy eyes from beneath the table at dinnertime, we know firsthand how hard it is to not spoon them everything on your plate (especially when what’s on your plate is not something you’re particularly fond of)! There are quite a few human foods that are considered dangerous and
How to Safely Approach a Stray Cat
Stray cats are not uncommon, especially in residential areas. Most are friendly, while others are fearful or skittish. Understanding stray cats, and how to approach them, is a vital skill for any resident animal-lover. Most of the time, people aren’t sure how to approach a stray cat, and for this reason, avoid them– or worse,
5 Ways to Spoil Your Pet on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Our pets might need a little extra love this year, and there are plenty of ways to spoil them and make their day special. If you’re out of ideas for the big day, here are 5 ways to spoil your pet on Valentine’s Day! 1. Make or Buy
2022’s Best New Release Movies about Animals
With the new year fully underway, 2022 is bringing you quite the lineup of movies about animals– many of which are sure to bring a smile to your face (and quite possibly, your pet’s)! Check out these 9 upcoming films below, and plan accordingly so that you and your pals can be the first to
5 MORE Winter Care Tips for Pets
You might have read our blog post last year titled “10 Winter Care Tips for Dog Owners,” where we covered the basic necessities for keeping your dog warm, cozy, and healthy during the winter months. This year, we’re bringing you five more tips, and this time, not just for dogs! 1. Never shave your dog
7 New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Pet!
The New Year is right around the corner– but that doesn’t mean this is the only time of year to make resolutions! These seven resolutions benefit both you and your pet year-round, and have a long-term payoff that makes starting a new routine/habit SO worth it. #1: Buy a pet insurance plan Pet insurance can
Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Pets and Pet Lovers
It’s almost here– Christmas is only a week away! It’s not too late to get those special gifts under the tree, though. We’ve put together a comprehensive last-minute gift guide for you, your pets, and your pet loving friends! For the dogs and dog lovers MalsiPree Dog Water Bottle This portable water bottle/dispenser is perfect
Dog Breed Profile: German Shepherds
All About German Shepherds Contrary to their stereotypes, German Shepherds are incredibly loving, loyal, and caring. Because the dogs are so agile, strong, and muscular, many people assign them the stereotype of being aggressive and dangerous. However, many people who know German Shepherds well will tell you that their defining characteristics are actually their loyalty,
Which Lilly Brush Should You Use?
How do you know which Lilly Brush is the best for you and your pet? On our main page, we have our products sorted by which type of pet hair needs which kind of brush, but here, we’ll give you a more in-depth breakdown! What is your pet’s hair like? Our products are crafted and
Preparing Your Sweater Collection for Fall and Winter
It’s that time of year– time to save your sweaters! The fall and winter months are perfect for cozying up in your favorite sweater, but when taking it out of storage, it might be a bit musty or dusty! To freshen it up and prepare it for the season, follow these steps below to achieve
5 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets
Halloween is just around the corner! Amidst all the fun, sweets, and scares, your pet’s safety is a primary concern. Follow these 5 Halloween safety tips for pets to keep your fur baby out of trouble, so that the night can be filled with endless fun! 1. Keep your pets in a safe space With
Lilly Brush: An Alternative to Disposable Lint Rollers
Lilly Brush vs. the lint roller: an epic battle beginning in 2010, when Lilly Brush founder Elsie Hamilton adopted her Australian Shepherd, Lilly. When Elsie went to the pet store to find a pet hair remover, she found only sticky/lint rollers. She was not impressed, and has since invented eight different products that are
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Dogs
Dogs are lovable and well-known creatures, but there are still a lot of things that people don’t know about them! Here are 8 things you probably didn’t know about dogs: 1. Dogs have a sense of time It’s true! They can tell the difference between if their human has been gone for just minutes, or
Auto Detailer Spotlight: Colorado Detail
Colorado Detail is a premier professional automotive detailer specializing in paint protection and protective coatings. When they encounter dog hair in car interiors, they turn to Lilly Brush every time!
Dog Breed Profile: Bernese Mountain Dogs
All About Bernese Bernese Mountain Dogs are well-known as the gentle giants of dog breeds. Many owners claim them to be sweet, low-energy, and big-hearted. While they are a sensitive breed, they’re still strong and loyal. The Bernese Mountain Dog was one of four breeds originating from the mountains of Switzerland. Bernese came from nearby
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Cats
Cats are mysterious creatures by nature– so it’s only natural that there are things about them that most of us don’t know! To unveil the mystery, here are 8 things you didn’t know about cats: 1. They mark you as their territory When your cat rubs their head against you, it’s not only a sign
Why Do Dogs Roll in Smelly Things?
You’ve probably run into this situation yourself: you’re out on a beautiful day, enjoying a nice peaceful walk with your dog, when all of a sudden– Fido makes a beeline for some obscure odorous object and starts rolling in it! You can’t help but wonder what in the world your dog is doing, and why
Auto Detailer Spotlight: A Buff and Beyond Detailing
Meet the winner of July’s Most Satisfying Video Contest! Javier Aranda, the winner of July 2021’s Most Satisfying Video contest, is the owner and operator of “A Buff and Beyond Detailing” out of Dallas, Texas. Lilly Brush Co. was able to snag an interview with the ambitious auto detailer, and share his story and some of
National Black Cat Appreciation Day
What is it? National Black Cat Appreciation Day (August 17) is a holiday designed to celebrate the underappreciated black cat population in the U.S. The holiday was started by Wayne Morris in honor of his sister June and her black cat Sinbad. Historically, black cats have carried many negative connotations due to myths and legends
How Often Should You Take Your Pet to the Groomer?
Why should you groom your pet? Grooming is an important part of pet health and hygiene! How often you take your pet to the groomer is dependent on a few different factors, including your pet’s species, breed, size, and type of fur. Grooming has many health benefits for your pet, which vary between animals and breeds.
The Rise of Adventure Cats
Simple Beginnings Deep in the Canadian Rockies, a fluffy Maine Coon named Bodhi (bodhi_theadventurecat) proudly sits at the front of a cayenne-red kayak, perusing the waters. Somewhere not too far away, domestic longhair Gary (greatgramsofgary) power naps peacefully on a boulder overlooking the lake. Bodhi and Gary are two unique individual cats with a common
Dog Breed Profile: Corgis
All About Corgis Corgis are one of the most loyal and lovable dog breeds, outmeasuring their height in love, personality, and friendship! There are two types of corgis– the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Although the Pembroke Corgi originated in Pembrokeshire, Wales, they both descend from the northern spitz dog line. The
A Basic Guide to Pet Insurance: Everything You Need to Know!
Our pets are precious to us, and the last thing we want is for them to be injured and without care! Pet insurance is a preventative measure you can take to ensure your pet’s health and safety in case of an unforeseen accident or medical condition. As always, the world of insurance is tricky business,
How to Keep Your Pet Entertained While You’re Away from Home
As the country makes great strides to reopen most states, many companies are ending their work-from-home policies and sending people back to the office. As a result, many pets are being left at home– including some pets who have never had to spend hours at home alone before! In 2020, the percentage of pet ownership
Dog Breed Profile: Labrador Retrievers
All About Labs In 2020, the Labrador Retriever was ranked the #1 most popular dog breed in the U.S. for the 30th year in a row! Each year, the American Kennel Club lists dog breeds in order of popularity throughout the country. Time and time again, Labs have topped the list. These loveable dogs are
6 Things You Should Know Before Adopting a Cat
Adopting a cat is no small feat! While cats are wildly independent, they’re also kind and loving creatures who need attentive care. Whenever adopting a new animal into your home, it’s of the utmost importance to prepare your home as a welcoming environment! That’s why, along with wisdom from our Lilly Brush Community, we’ve compiled
A Father’s Day Letter from Our Founder
Dinner with My Father My father wasn’t an easy man. He had an intensity about him. You really just had to be up for the challenge of it. You could ask him almost any question, and he’d know the answer. He could fly anything with wings or rotors, dive to the depths of the ocean,
6 Reasons to Adopt from a Shelter
Adopting a pet is a huge decision to make– and choosing where to adopt from is an even bigger one! There are a few different options when it comes to pet adoption, but the best choice by far is adopting from an animal shelter. Here’s why: 1. You save a life Many animals in shelters
Why Regular Vet Appointments are Important for Pet Health
Why are regular vet visits important? Our pets don’t always communicate with us in ways that we can understand– your dog or cat can’t simply tell you that something is wrong, or indicate through their barking or meowing specifically that something’s up. While as pet owners, we’re able to notice the subtle changes in their
8 Safety Tips for Hiking with Your Dog
Hiking is a fun and exciting activity– especially if you bring your BFF (Best Furry Friend) along with you! As fun as hiking is, there are still dangers on the trail. Here are eight safety tips for hiking with your dog: 1. Always use a leash While your dog may be perfectly trained and well-behaved,
Dog Breed Profile: Golden Retrievers
All About Goldens Golden retrievers are one of the most loyal, loving, and energetic dog breeds! They are so loved, in fact, that golden retrievers have remained the number one most popular dog in the U.S. since 1991 (next to the Labrador Retriever, their close cousin). Known for their friendliness and intelligence, golden retrievers make
Auto Detailer Spotlight: Chris Nichols
Here at Lilly Brush, we value community and relationship with our supporters! Our dear friends in the auto detailing business are some of the most loyal followers and supporters we’ve ever seen- they repost and share our products because they genuinely love our products and our company, and support us out of the kindness of
Celebrate National Rescue Dog Day on May 20th!
May 20th is an annual holiday known as National Rescue Dog Day! This holiday was first created by Lisa Wiehebrink (from Tails that Teach) as a way to bring awareness to the overwhelming number of homeless and rescue dogs in shelters and on the streets. It has continued as such a holiday over the past
The Best Sweaters to Add to Your Spring 2021 Wardrobe
Spring doesn’t mean it’s time to store your sweaters away quite yet! If you’re one of the fashionistas who sheds tears each time you store away your sweaters, then this post is for you. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the season’s hottest (or coolest?) spring-specific sweaters. This spring, sweater vests, sweater tanks, and sweater
Dog Breed Profile: Australian Shepherds
All About Aussies Given their name, it’s easy to assume Australian Shepherds originated in Australia. Instead, the breed’s origin is the western United States! Mysteriously enough, there are no clear answers as to why the breed is named after the Land Down Under. They were originally bred to herd livestock during the California Gold Rush
5 Ways to Spoil Your Cat
Let’s face it: cats are fabulous, and don’t get the credit they deserve! In honor of our feline friends, here are 5 ways to spoil your cat. Buy or make new cat toys What do cats love more than new toys? A lot of things, probably, but new toys are no doubt a crowd-pleaser. The
5 Ways to Shop Cruelty-Free Products
In honor of April being Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, we’ve created a guide to shopping cruelty-free products! With current regulations and product marketing, deciphering whether a company truly uses cruelty-free methods is difficult. Thankfully, there are measures in place to prevent companies from dishonestly misrepresenting their brand, and guidelines which help consumers choose
Dog Breed Profile: All About Huskies
Over the past ten years, huskies have grown significantly in popularity, jumping from the 25th most sought after breed to the 12th. These strong, athletic dogs are a favorite breed for active pet owners. Huskies make great companions for pet owners who have the adequate time and energy to devote to these beloved dogs. Siberian
Don’t Jump Into Icy Waters to Save Your Dog: Do this Instead
Studies show that more than 70% of dog owners would willingly “put themselves in harm’s way” to save their dog– an unsurprising statistic, considering about three quarters of the American population considers their dog a member of the family. Frigid and icy waters are especially dangerous in the winter months, when lakes, ponds, and pools
Which “human” foods are safe/not safe to feed your pets?
While not all “human” foods are safe for pets to eat, there are a few that are perfectly fine! Whenever giving your dog or cat a human-food treat, it’s important to check first before assuming it’s safe for them to eat. Trust me, we know how cute your dog is looking up at you from
How to Keep your Home Clean with Indoor Pets
Keeping your home clean with indoor pets can be quite a challenge– especially in the middle of a pandemic, when your pets are likely to be in the house more often than usual. Fortunately, keeping your home clean is easier than you’d imagine! Here are 6 tips for keeping your house clean with indoor pets.
Happy National Dog Training Education Month
Happy Dog Training Education Month! The month of February is designated to a national (U.S.) holiday which encourages dog owners to properly train their furry friends. The beginning stages of training your dog can be daunting– which is why we’ve put together a basic beginner’s guide to dog training for you! Of course, while it’s
Safety Tips for Running with your Dog
Running with your dog is a great way to bond, while ensuring you and your dog are both getting the exercise and attention you need! Before embarking on your running adventures, however, be sure to follow standard safety precautions to get the most out of your time. Running with your Dog Train to walk well
The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Pet Lovers
If you’re one of those exuberant souls who just so happens to love their pet more than other people– we don’t blame you. We’re kind of in the same boat. If you find yourself, however, as a loved one of one of these types of people, and have no idea what to do about the
How to Calm your Pet’s COVID-Induced Separation Anxiety
The average number of COVID-19 cases in the United States is decreasing every day now. With this comes new opportunities to venture out into the world once more (with safety precautions, of course)– but what happens to our pets now that the world is changing again? During the pandemic, many pets have become used to
16 Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants for Households with Pets
Plants have the ethereal capability of brightening up any living space they’re in. They provide fresh air, circulation, and general feelings of joy and well-being. However, when choosing which plants to include in your pet-friendly living space, one must heed caution to avoid plants that are toxic and therefore dangerous to pets! Keep in mind:
The 5 Healthiest Organic Dog Treats
Finding the best dog treats for your pup can be a challenging task! From elusive product packaging to questionable ingredients, it can be difficult to decipher what the best products are and where you can find them. The best dog treats are composed of natural, organic ingredients, containing little to no preservatives or artificial flavorings.
The Hidden Danger of Dog Treats
Any vet will tell you that what you feed your dog matters. With the average US family spending around $126 per month on food for their four-pawed family members, one can safely assume they are choosing the healthiest food brands their budgets allow. But what about treats? Well, when it comes to treats, we may
It’s All in the Sweater Care
It’s far too easy to get the wrong idea that in order to keep clothes in pristine condition, they must be of the highest end fabrics from the most expensive brands. Contrary to popular belief, this is not the case. The most important thing about sweaters is not necessarily what material it is– but how
The Positive Impact of Pets on Mental Health
Have you ever experienced the healing presence of animals? Perhaps you’ve noticed a drastic mood lift after playing with a puppy, or snuggling with a kitten. You’re not wrong to infer that being with cuddly animals improves your mood– in fact, multiple research studies have actually proven this point to be true! What you’ve experienced
Best Items to Donate to Local Animal Shelters
One of the best ways to get involved with your local animal shelters is by donating whatever you can! Shelters are always accepting donations of all kinds. Aside from monetary donations, shelters often accept homemade crafts, pet food, and unused items you might already have in your house. Listed below are the best items to
4 Practices to Keep your Pet in Tune with your Work Schedule
While you work from home, you probably aren’t always in your office alone! As the work-from-home flow continues onward, it’s helpful to schedule in time with your BFFs, your office acquaintances– otherwise known as your pet! Over the past ten months, we work-from-homers have learned to manage the work/home life balance. Sometimes, work and home
National Pet Holidays to Celebrate in 2021
Start off the new year right by marking your calendar with holidays to celebrate with your pet! This comprehensive list of National Pet Holidays will have you and your pet partying hard all year long. Many of these holidays urge you to spend time appreciating your pet, while others inspire community action or aim to
New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Pet!
It’s New Year’s Eve, the perfect time to sit down and ruminate over the past year while planning for the future! New Year’s Resolutions are always a wonderful tradition to begin a new calendar year. This year, make your resolutions even more special by including your pet! We have a few ideas for making the
Last-Minute Pet Gift Guide!
The holidays can be stressful and chaotic, especially when life gets crazy and all your shopping gets pushed to the backburner! If you’ve fallen behind on your holiday shopping, it’s never too late– there’s still time for you to find a gift for your pet or your loved ones with pets! Despite the shipping backup,
Best Gifts for Outdoorsy Dog Owners
There’s nothing better than getting outdoors with your best friend (your dog, obviously), exploring the wilderness, traipsing through forests, climbing mountains… but not all of this can be done without these essential outdoorsy gifts! If you don’t know what to give to your outdoorsy friends or family this holiday season, have no fear: we have
A Pet Lover’s Home Gift Guide
We’re back with another holiday gift guide! Give these top-tier gifts to your loved ones this season to put a smile on their face (and their pet’s!). 1. Furbo Dog Camera If you have pet-related separation anxiety, fear no more! This home pet camera is a savvy way to keep tabs on your pet (and
10 Gifts Clean Car Enthusiasts Will Love
As the holiday season swings into full gear, shopping for your loved ones becomes more and more stressful with each day that passes. But holiday shopping isn’t supposed to be stressful– it’s meant to be fun! These gifts for car lovers are sure to brighten up any auto enthusiast’s day. 1. Dashboard Camera Of the
10 Winter Care Tips for Dog Owners
It’s that time of year: the snow is falling, the temperatures are plunging, and you’re warming your jack-frost-bitten nose by fireside. Your dog is snuggled up beside you: cozy, content, and cuddly. Why? Because you’ve taken the proper precautions to keep your pup safe and happy this winter! The winter months are especially harsh on
Holiday Stocking Stuffers for your Furry Friend
Now is the perfect time to stuff your stockings with treats, toys, and tools for your pets (and for you)! The best stocking stuffers of the season are here and ready to be brought home, just in time for Black Friday shopping week. GPS Location/Pet Fitness Tracker: This waterproof GPS tracker is perfect for the
3 Fun and Healthy Homemade Dog Treat Recipes
The next best thing to finding your pup’s favorite treats at the store is making your own! Making your own treats ensures that you know exactly what ingredients are going into what you feed your dog. It also guarantees no preservatives, additives, or dangerous/harmful ingredients that sneak past you on the packaging. Before making your
This Winter’s Top Women’s Sweater Picks
We know that finding the perfect sweater can be a daunting task. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the season’s trendiest and most timeless items for your convenience, just in time for holiday shopping! In addition to our collected sweaters, we’ve included an extra item at the end of the post that you
Building Homemade Shelters for Stray Cats
The winter months can be quite harsh and especially cruel to stray animals. To help out our furry friends, crafting a homemade stray cat shelter creates a safe and cozy haven from the cold. You can place these shelters outside of your home, in nearby grassy areas, or any safe zone in your neighborhood. There
The Ultimate Static Guide
What is static electricity, and why does it matter? Considering the heftiness of that question, we’ll start off with the basics. Have you ever experienced that horrifying moment when you realize your skirt has slid up your leg and stayed there, awkwardly clinging to whatever it can? Has your shirt ever clung to your body
Maintaining your Sweaters throughout the Season
Now that we’re well into November, your favorite sweaters are sure to be in your weekly outfit rotation. After properly storing your knitwear through the summer, and unboxing it for the fall, it’s time to take sweater care to the next level. Sweater maintenance is just as important as prepping sweaters for and removing sweaters
How to Keep your Dog Safe in the Car
Your dog’s safety during on-the-road excursions might not be the first thing on your mind when you let your dog tag along in the car– but it should be. Ensuring your dog’s safety for every car ride should be top priority. How to Ensure your Dog’s Safety Keeping your dog safe on the road is
Celebrating National Cat Day
What is National Cat Day? A day to spoil and appreciate your cat, of course. Every year, on October 29, cat lovers across America take part in this holiday. Keep an eye out for August 8 of next year for International Cat Day, where you can celebrate with your friends all across the globe! But
New Product Announcement! The Lilly Brush Pro Detailing Kit
You asked, we listened. The Lilly Brush Team has exciting news! Now introducing our newest product: the Lilly Brush Pro Detailing Kit! The Product We took the same unique soft blade from our Mini Pet Hair Detailer and created a versatile kit for any situation. Our new and improved crevice tool allows you to clean
How to Freshen Up your Sweaters after Storage
It’s finally sweater season: time for your sweaters to venture out of hibernation! If you didn’t have the time to properly store your sweaters last summer, don’t fret! It’s never too late to start taking proper care of your things, sweaters included! We’ve laid out the best ways to keep your sweaters looking brand new
10 Halloween Costumes for your Pet in 2020
Halloween is just around the corner! Don’t let the pandemic take away the fun of this season. You can still celebrate the spooky holiday safely with your family and pets. We’ve compiled a list of the best pet Halloween costumes of 2020, so you can focus on winning your own costume contest! If you’re more
Which pet hair remover is best for your pet?
The best pet hair removers can be difficult to find. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our best products, just for you. Scroll through to find the best brush for your specific pet needs! For the Overly Fluffy and Fearless For all your Bernese Mountain Dog and Ragdoll cat types, this is the
Top Five Must-Reads for Dog Lovers
What’s better than a great book about our favorite furry friends? Not much, especially if the book has an equally endearing film adaptation. I’ll be honest– not all of the books in this list are accompanied by a happy ending, but each is still sure to warm your heart and is well worth your while.
Socializing Your Pet During Social Distancing
Socializing your new dog is a very important part of bringing them into your family. Having a properly socialized dog is key to building their own confidence, and it can make your life much easier as well! When dogs know how to act with one another they can build real friendships, which really takes the
Good News from Chicago Animal Care and Control Adoptable Pets
A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about how we can help animal shelters during this crazy time in our lives. As it turns out, I wasn’t the only one thinking that! For the first time in their long history, Chicago Animal Care and Control Adoptable Pets (CACC) has reported on their Facebook page
German Shepherd Shedding Management
If you have a German Shepherd, then you know that they require some serious shedding management. Shepards shed a ton, and pet owners recognize the importance of being able to successfully manage dog hair in your home. Keeping a home clean and free from your dog’s hair is nearly impossible, but there are steps you
Keeping Your Dog (And Yourself) Sane During Quarantine
All across the world people are being asked to quarantine themselves for the safety of our entire population. Staying home all day, every day can be a much tougher challenge than it sounds like. Especially when we’re entertaining our pets along the way. Most dogs are probably loving life right now, as their owners are
Helping Shelters in This Time of Need
Adopting a pet is always an admirable thing to do. There are thousands of good cats and dogs in shelters seeking a new home every day, and now more than ever they need our help. With the coronavirus having such an impact on daily operations in many cities across the country, these shelter animals are
How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears (and Your Pug’s Face!)
Grooming your pet is an important part of being their owner. By keeping your pet clean, you are doing your part to keep them healthy too. Infections can start with dirty coats, un-manicured paws, or even from buildup inside their ears! The attention to grooming required for pets varies depending on the type of breed,
The All-New Mighty Pet Hair Detailer
You asked, we listened. The MIGHTY Pet Hair Detailer is finally here! We took the same magical soft blade from our Mini Pet Hair Detailer, and made it bigger. WAY bigger! You’ve seen what the Mini Pet Hair Detailer can do, just wait until you see this. With dueling 11.5-inch rubber blades, the Mighty Pet
Emotional Support Dogs
All dogs, whether they’re registered or not, serve some sort of emotional support role in our lives. Something about coming home from a long day at work to your pup ecstatically wagging its tail, eager as ever to see you, really eases the mind. Having such unconditional love in your life is as uplifting as
How to Detect Puppy Scammers
When it’s time to adopt a new puppy, there is one final question that needs to be answered. What kind of dog should we get? For some this isn’t a pressing issue. Many people head to the shelter and let the dog “choose them” in a sense. To others, the breed is one of the
Why are Dalmatians “firedogs?”
Have you ever wondered why are Dalmatians “firedogs?” Me too. The truth is, in today’s society there is nothing specific about Dalmatians that makes them best suited for the job. Instead, they are merely the firehouse mascot at this point, often still chosen to honor their heroism in the past. Why Dalmatians? When firefighters first
How Essential Oils Could Be Harming Your Pets
Essential oils are used by millions of people every day, all across the globe. There are more than 90 “commonly used” oils, such as peppermint, lavender, tea tree, and sandalwood. Some of these oils are diluted and applied topically to your skin, while the majority are used through aromatherapy. Essential oils are commonly used to
Best Dressed Pets This Holiday Season
The winter holidays are here and there’s no better time of year to dress up your pet. (Except maybe Halloween!) Sweaters and jackets can be very helpful for your pet’s throughout the winter to keep them warm on those early morning walks before work. With Christmas and Chanukah right around the corner, holiday sweaters are
Lilly’s Top Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Pet
Dear Dog Moms and Cat Dads, It’s me, Lilly, back with another gift guide for you all to make your holiday shopping a breeze! Never sure what to get your pet? No worries! Just follow my guide below for an easy gift on any budget! Furbo Dog Camera Might be a bit pricey, but it’s
How To Control Dog Hair In The House
If you own a dog whose breed doesn’t really enjoy the outdoor life, or if you live in an apartment and don’t have a backyard, you have no other choice but to keep your dog inside. After some time, dogs learn not to do their business inside, not to chew on the furniture, and even
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals All Weekend!
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost here! To celebrate, four of our products will be 20% OFF from this Friday, the 29th through Monday, the 2nd. You can find the 20% OFF discount on both our website, and our Amazon Store. We wish you a happy Thanksgiving and a great start to the holiday
Best Dog Movies With Happy Endings!
Too often, movies about dogs are captivating up until the point where they break your heart. Marley & Me, a personal favorite of ours, is poised to make even the world’s toughest people burst into tears. If you’re anything like us and love a good dog movie without the sad ending, we’ve made the perfect
Healthy Dog-Friendly Birthday Cake!
Your dog might not be checking their calendar, but you can still remind them when it’s their birthday, and no birthday is complete without a cake! Here’s a healthy, dog-friendly cake that’s perfect for celebrating your pup’s big day! Halina’s Famous Sweet Potato Confetti Cake You will need 2 round baking tins (5x5x1/2) Ingredients: 1
5 Items To Bring While Walking Your Dogs
One of the most important things you can do for your dog is to take them on frequent walks. The exercise helps them maintain a healthy weight, keeps them happy, and helps them stay acquainted with their neighborhood! Many families with multiple dogs find that it can be tough when walking them all at once.
5 Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe In The Cold
Extremely hot temperatures are not the only time where your pet’s life can be at risk; despite their natural fur coats, extreme cold can also be a real danger to your pet as well. With winter on its way, many states around the country are already experiencing their first dose of cold weather. When the
Adopting Military Dogs
Have you ever wondered what happens when it’s time for a working dog to retire? The United States Military employs hundreds of dogs every year. These dogs, some of the smartest K-9s in the entire world, are intensely trained in a multitude of disciplines, but just like any of us, these amazing soldiers eventually grow
Yesterday, in the wee hours of the night, a frantic community came together to search for a six-year-old Minnesota boy who had stepped off his school bus at four in the afternoon and simply disappeared. As night fell, and temperatures dipped into the 40s, more and more people came to search. With over 600 volunteers,
10 Best Halloween Costume Ideas For Your Pet
Halloween is just around the corner! It may still be a few weeks away, but costume shopping has to start ASAP! Don’t let your pet miss out on the fun of dressing up. Here’s our list of the 10 best costume ideas of 2019 for your pets! UPS Driver Nothing screams dedication like the boys
Shedding Season Is Back
Fall is here, and the trees aren’t the only ones shedding their outer layer. Twice every year, you may notice your couches and cars starting to look like a snow globe. While most dogs are shedding all year round, spring and fall bring a special change of the seasons that have our dogs leaving what
Why is a Dog’s Bedding So Important?
Written By: Avery Bullock Dogs, just like the rest of us, require sleeping. Lack of enough sleep and quality of sleep may lead to restlessness and even subject your pet to other health complications. Interestingly, dogs produce sleep hormones called melatonin, just like human beings. They also dream. Their sleeping routine is, however, different from
National Meow Like A Pirate Day, Ever Heard Of It?
Have you ever wondered where these constant and ridiculous national holidays come from? They all have to start somewhere, but where? September 19th is one of the weirdest ones around, so we’ve decided to break down just how “National Meow Like a Pirate Day” was able to become a “national holiday”. It all started with
Chewing Gum Can Be More Deadly For Dogs Than We Think
People chew gum for all types of reasons, fresher breath, a little treat, some people even chew gum to help them quit smoking. While we DO recommend using whatever helps you quit, we DON’T recommend chewing sugar-free gum if you’re a pet owner. Sugar-free gum contains Xylitol, a chemical that is extremely toxic to dogs.
What To Do With Your Pet During A Natural Disaster
Every year natural disasters wreak havoc across the globe. As people scramble to evacuate their homes, some pets get lost along the way. Depending on the urgency of the evacuation, owners are often told to leave their pets behind to create more space for people to speed up the evacuation process. If you live in
Keys to Properly Using Rideshare Apps With Your Pets!
Have you ever wondered if you can bring your dog in an Uber or Lyft? The answer is…sometimes. Rideshare drivers operate out of their own personal vehicles rather than a company fleet. Because of this, apps like Uber and Lyft are unable to impose a blanket policy regarding pets being allowed (or disallowed) to tag
I am swimming. There is no turning back, and there is no land in sight, not behind me, or in front of me. This month marks seven years since I founded Lilly Brush. In that time, I’ve invented six new products with a seventh launching this fall. Every single day since has been plump with
Be Careful About Letting Your Pet Go For A Swim!
If you haven’t heard, there is a new craze shaking up the pet industry, and it is NOT GOOD. A “blue-green” algae, also called Cyanobacteria, has reportedly been popping up around the country, killing many dogs that come in contact with it. Reports began circulating in the last few weeks, and the numbers unfortunately keep
Is It Too Hot To Be Outside With Your Pet?
This summer has been riddled with record highs, scorching hot asphalt, and plenty of hot sunny afternoons. Your dog can’t always express how they’re feeling in these extreme temperatures, so it’s very important to keep an eye on them and take necessary precautions. Asphalt becomes extremely hot, and cars quickly turn into a dangerous place
I Like Big Mutts And I Cannot Lie
July 31st was National Mutt Day! If you missed it, fear not, it comes twice a year, so you’ll get another chance to celebrate with your beloved mutt on December 2nd. So why do mutts get twice as many ‘holidays’ each year as Santa Claus? Because mixed breed dogs (mutts) are pretty darned cool. **DISCLAIMER**
Plastic Free July – A Great Start!
Bartender, what’s this? If you have ordered your usual refreshing drink at a bar or restaurant recently, you probably noticed that the push to get rid of plastic straws has at last reached your favorite watering hole. Maybe you wondered why no straw leaned idly against the glass collecting bubbles in your beverage, or you
How To Help Your Pet In This Stinky Situation
Our Mini Aussie, Lilly, recently met her first skunk. Sadly, she didn’t realize that her new friend’s adorable little foot-stamping routine meant that she was about to get a face full of super stinky spray, and sadly, we did not have a chance to block the doggie door before she could sprint through it and
Amazon Prime Day Is Just Around The Corner!
Amazon Prime Day is back once again, and Lilly Brush has joined the fun! At 2:59am ET on Monday, July 15th the deals start flooding in! This two day shopping extravaganza features countless discounts on all your favorite items. Not to mention, our best selling Mini Pet Hair Detailer will be 20% off! Be sure
Keep Your Pets Safe This 4th of July
It’s no secret that fireworks and loud noises can really spook your pets. In fact, more pets run away on the 4th of July than any other day. This is something we need to avoid AT ALL COSTS. Due to the acute hearing of cats and dogs, loud noises like fireworks are very alarming. We
Detailing Guide to Cleaning Your Car Seats!
Leather or cloth seats, the age old argument since the creation of the automobile. Both have their pros and cons. Leather gets way too hot in the summertime, is a pain to maintain, and is obviously a bit pricey. On the other hand, cloth seats stain more easily, and they can begin to smell if
Top 5 Tricks to Teach Your Dog
All dogs are cute, but there’s something extra cute about a really well trained pup. A pet who enjoys a close relationship with their best friend usually also enjoys the challenge and fun of learning a few small jobs and tricks as well. Wouldn’t you love for your dog to high-five on command? Or clean
Great News! We’ve Expanded Into the UK!
We are incredibly excited to announce our expansion into the United Kingdom! Our newest product, the Mini Pet Hair Detailer, is now available on Amazon.co.uk. After its introduction in the U.S. last year, the Mini Pet Hair Detailer was so widely talked about in the US auto detailing industry that word quickly spread across the
Stuck on Gift Ideas for Father’s Day? We Have The Perfect List of Ideas!
Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 16th)! You can always take the easy way out, just get your pops another tie that he’ll wear to work once before adding it to the pile in the back of his closet. But what are the gifts you should be getting that he’ll use on the
9 Years Later…Surviving Startup Stress
A little over nine years ago, I decided to start a company. I had just invented a home cleaning hack that I found particularly useful and thought maybe a few million other people could benefit from it as well. It was certainly worth a try. Though I was woefully and ridiculously unprepared for founding a
Good News! We Now Take Adorable Pet Photo Submissions!
Everyone knows their pet is the cutest, you just need a chance to prove it! Good News! We now are accepting photo submissions to be a part of the Lilly Brush Blogs, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Requirements: Send us an adorable photo of your pet and take part in a product giveaway! (By doing so, you
Pet Friendly Hotels & How Doris Day Paved The Way
With the recent passing of Doris Day, we wanted to bring light to some of the inspiring work that she did with her time out of the spotlight. She followed her true passion, and pushed forward an idea that inspired a movement. Doris Day just recently passed on May 13, 2019, but her legacy will
Lilly’s 10 Favorite Pet Gifts for Mother’s Day!
Dear Fellow Pets, Mother’s Day is just around the corner! We are obviously adorable and loving, but have all put our mothers through a lot. Thinking back to when I was a puppy, I was nothing short of a terror. I might have pooped in the dining room a couple of times, I’ve sat on
No Mess. No Waste. No Refills.
As landfills grow into mountains, and single use plastics swirl in our oceans and waterways many of us feel how urgently we must strive to be eco-conscious. At Lilly Brush, we understand how important it is to make choices about everyday consumables with an eye towards how these items will impact our planet, so we
Save Your Sweaters!
It’s that time of the year! Finally, spring is here and it’s starting to warm up (depending on where you live of course!). With the winter quickly coming to an end, that necessary spring cleaning is looming over our heads. Skis are placed in the attic, snow pants and jackets buried deep in the basement,
Postcards From The Amazon Jungle
Sometime around Christmas last year, I got a call from my mother. “Have you seen this new fur remover on TV. A friend of mine has it and says it’s wonderful. I think they’ve stolen your idea.” As a mom, I can tell you exactly where the panic button is on each one of my
Global Pet Expo 2019
As we are just finishing up with the final day here at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, FL, we wanted to recap a few of the exciting things that took place. If you are reading this and are currently attending the event, come stop by our booth, #4451! With over 3,500 exhibitors at the
The Era of Pet Influencers
The pet industry is booming, and if you’re active on social media, you have almost certainly noticed an ever-increasing tide of pawsome pet products being integrated into the posts of your favorite online pals. Brands of all sizes are now having to look beyond traditional broadcast and print ads in order to reach the eyes
How to Protect Your Idea Prior to Filing For a Patent
Have an idea for a new product? Here are two things you need to do to protect it. First things first, if this is going to be the best-selling product you think it might be, you’ll want to begin protecting your idea right from the start. Imagine going through the excitement and excruciatingly hard work
My Pet Ate Something Toxic! Now What?
Imagine this, you’re baking your famous oatmeal raisin cookies for friends and family to enjoy. A few raisins fall to the ground, but before you can grab them, your pet eats five of them. The next thought running through your mind is, “What do I do? Would five raisins really poison my pet?” Most of
The Five Best Books to Help New Inventors Bring Products to Market
So you’ve come up with an amazing idea for a product, and you’re sure that millions of people would be thrilled to have it, if only you could figure out how to get it to market!
How a Tough Year and a Ridiculous Looking Cleaning Hack Started a Business.
2009 was not a banner year for my family. Among other things, I had had a heart attack, a freak thing at 48, a massive MI in the form of a spontaneous coronary artery dissection. It hit like a searingly painful bolt from the blue during the dessert course at my mother’s dinner table. One
New Detailing Tool For an Old Problem
Ughhh, there’s nothing worse than a hairy car! In fact, vacuum-resistant embedded pet hair is the #1 headache auto detailers and pet owners alike face when cleaning their cars! Until now, pumice stones and rubber brushes have been the two most popular tools for dealing with pet hair removal. So, what’s the issue? Our detailers
How to Remove Every Hair Your Pet Sheds in The Car
We all know someone, whether it’s a family member, co-worker, or a friend who has become fur blind to the mounds of pet hair in their car. However, if you have ever tried to clean your car after taking your furry friend for a ride, you realize very quickly that it is not an easy process. In fact, it can be downright impossible. The vacuum never seems to work as well as expected, lint rollers can’t pick up what your pet puts down, and those rocks (pumice stones) that have been an old habit in the detailing industry can horribly damage many of the surfaces in your car.
Bombs away! Extreme knitters bring color to the streets of San Francisco
The San Fran knitters have seriously out-done themselves! This phenomenon called “Yarnbombing” is popping up all over. Knits for Life describes it as art. “with an aim to delight and inspire.”
Martha Stewart Living Requests Lilly Brushes for Dressing Rooms!
A few weeks ago, the Directors at Martha Stewart Living reached out to us. They asked if we would be willing to provide Lilly Brushes to be used in the onset dressing rooms. We were thrilled by this opportunity and delightfully sent Lilly Brushes.
Knitting Legend: "Lilly Brush lives up to marketing hype"
World-renowned knitting author, Clara Parkes of a Knitter’s Review had pilling problems. As we can all relate, pilling and puff balls develop within hours of wearing a newly bought or handknit natural fiber knit- making that brand new sweater look not-so-new anymore! Clara had heard Lilly Brush hyped as “the best natural fabric pill remover
Creative Knitting – Lilly Brush Give Away!
Lilly Brush is teaming up with wonderful people at Creative Knitting Magazine to help promote the Autumn Issue of Creative Knitting! We will be giving away 20 Lilly Brushes to lucky fans. Be sure to visit www.CreativeKnittingMagazine.com to purchase your copy of the Autumn issue today! Click here a chance to win: CREATIVE KNITTING – LILLY
Knitting Fever Loves Lilly Brush!
We reached out to Knitting Fever a few weeks ago hoping to see how Lilly Brush would perform on the World’s finest natural fiber yarns. And believe us when we say that they carry some of the greatest yarns from around the globe (see for yourself)! Ann put Lilly Brush to the test on hot water bottle
Simply Stated: Real Simple Magazine impressed by Lilly Brush
Kristin Appenbrink, Senior Editor at Real Simple Magazine reached out to us a few weeks ago after a readers suggested Lilly Brush as a sweater saving solution to pills. We sent Kristin a few samples and she put Lilly Brush to the test. Once again, Lilly Brush impressed! Here is a highlight of what she
Rescuing Sweaters from Pills and Fur One Closet at a Time
The lovely ladies over at We Heart This took an up close look on how Lilly Brush preforms on pills and pet hair. Once again, Lilly Brush impressed! Here are some highlights of what they had to say: “Lilly Brush came as a solution to my problem. Lilly Brush is a lightweight, compact bristled brush that removes
How does Lilly Brush stack up to the competition?
In an attempt to find the ultimate sweater pill removal tool, Stiletto Jungle put the Evercare Fabric Shaver, Dritz D-Fuzz-it Fabric Comb, and Lilly Brush to the test! They came to this conclusion: “In my opinion, the Lilly Brush is the best of the three. I just tried my first Lilly Brush and I was impressed
Mama Tested, Mama Approved!
Alicia, founder of The Mama Report held on to a tired old sweater for over 20 years! Could Lilly Brush help her bring it back to proper form? “I decided to give this simple tool the ultimate test. I have a black cardigan sweater that is over 20 years old. It is riddled with pills, it’s awful
Gay List Daily Endorses Lilly Brush!
“Pill Popper”- The Gay List Daily put the Lilly Brush to work and here is what they had to say. “Because any sweater is an ugly sweater if it’s all pilled up. Plus, those electric sweater ‘shavers’ that were so popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s are useless.” “Instead, we’ve found a decidedly low-tech gadget
Pet Hair and Fuzzies on Upholstery and Fabric? No Problem!
Jen Mathews of MyBeautyBunny.com uses Lilly Brush to remove pet hair from upholstery and fabrics! Here is what she had to say about the Lilly Brush and its multiple uses! “The Lilly Brush is one of those cool inventions that you buy and then you can’t imagine how you lived without it for so long. It’s a brush
EVERY MAN NEEDS A LILLY BRUSH TOO!
Hey Guys! Dapper.com recognizes that unsightly pills can send your sweater to an early grave! Here’s what they had to say about Lilly Brush: “”Unlike a comb, the Lilly Brush utilizes very dense nylon bristles that easily pick up pills without harming fabric. I tested it on a wool and synthetic blended cardigan that has some snags, and The
Our big debut
Lilly Brush now headed to Texas for its first trade show Friday, June 22, 2012. Look for us at booth #3615 and stop by for a free sweater makeover demonstration. The trade show name and dates are the following, and my booth is #3615 next to the Starbucks on the 12th floor. FINDS Temporary
Pre-order your Lilly Brush today!
We’re now available for wholesale purchase! If you would like to carry our products contact us today! Sold in 6 unit packs or 120 unit cases – Graphite Grey – Classic Red. Product will be available for shipping September 1, 2012. For wholesale orders contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Questions or orders by phone: 1-855-LILLY BRUSH Download the Lilly