Our Heritage

The earliest reference found of Dog Oil® dates all the way back to the 1890’s in a book by Ambrose Pierce published in the United States of America.

In England, the unique recipe was found in “Owd Bob’s” recipe book of pet remedies. Bob was a pet shop owner from Dukinfield, Cheshire, and it is believed that he would prepare this special massage balm to sooth the tired muscles of racing greyhounds after a race.

Greyhound racing in the early part of the century

The people that applied the product to the racing dogs started finding the product also beneficial for their own pains. They started using it regularly themselves and recommending it to others as “Dog Oil”. That is how the unusual name was born and became the brand that people know and recognize today.

The Mason’s family and in turn the Carmichael family had been making Dog Oil® in England since at least the 1920’s. and relied on pure word on mouth recommendation for this fabulous product. Used by physiotherapists and final users alike, the product is loved by those who have used it.

Dog Oil® is a quintessential British brand that has been used and recommended by word of mouth for generations.  Under new ownership since April 2019 and with its 100 years anniversary fast approaching, we believe it is time to let the secret out.