Dog Oil is a blend of vegetable and mineral oils for use wherever massage is beneficial, on people or animals. It is not a licensed medicine. Dog Oil does not smell nor irritate the skin nor stain clothes in normal use.


The earliest reference we have found to DOG OIL is in a book by Ambrose Bierce published around 1890 in the USA. The Mason family and in turn the Carmichael family have been making Dog Oil in England since at least 1920 and the secret has been handed down through the generations from “Owd Bob”, pet shop owner of Dukinfield, Cheshire.

The recipe is written in “Owd Bobs” notebook of pet remedies, so we believe that it was originally used for massaging racing dogs – greyhounds – and that it was then found to benefit people.

DOG OIL is made solely from vegetable oil and mineral oil, with no added ingredients at all. It is not tested on animals, having been proven in use for so long.

Uses of Dog Oil

Dog Oil is recommended wherever massage is found to beneficial. Over the years we have received hundreds of letters from people who have found massaging with Dog Oil to have been extremely helpful with a variety of ailments. One example is this anonymous letter with a Hull postmark.

See Successes for other uses of this remarkable recipe.

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