Product Type: Masons dog accessories
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Mason's Dog Oil
Member Name: MollyWH
Mason's Dog Oil
Advantages: helps to soothe aches and pain, good value for money
Disadvantages: Its greasy
My 3 year old border collie Marley suffers from epilepsy and sometimes his seizures can be quite violent and leave his body aching. A family friend suggested using Mason's Dog Oil to help relieve his aching muscles. Here I will be reviewing it:
About Mason's Dog Oil
This oil can be used on both humans and animals such as dogs and horses to relieve any aches and pains. It was originally made in the 1920's to be used on racing dogs. To be honest, I think this product is actually used on humans more so than animals nowadays!
Mason's Dog Oil comes in 112 gram tub which is bright yellow and the lid is black. Dog Oil for Massaging is written in big black letters across the front. Round the side of the tub is all the usual info such as ingredients, customer comments address and phone number and directions for use.
I buy this oil from Holland and Barrett and it costs £2.29.
Mason's Dog Oil is exactly that - oil. It has a very similar look and feel to Vaseline. It is odourless and made from vegetable and mineral oils, two of the main ingredients being rape seed oil and petroleum jelly.
Directions For Use
The instructions on the tub state that you should rub the oil to aching areas at least two times a day, more if possible (although it does not state how many times is too many). The oil should be rubbed in thoroughly. This oil is supposed to have a better effect if used after a warm bath.
To be honest, I am unable to tell if that product actually helps my dog Marley as after his fits, he tends to be very sleepy anyway, I just hope that it does help to relieve any aches and pains. The disadvantage of using this on a dog is that the oil getting clogged up in their fur. Marley is short haired dog so long hair would be worse!
However, I thought that seeing as this product can be used on humans as well, I decided I would give it a go. I had a hot bath and rubbed the oil into my aching back. The oil was quite greasy and did leave my skin a bit greasy. The oil made my skin feel quite warm in the area it was applied to. I did feel a certain amount of relief from my aching back. However, I don't think this massage oil works as well as other similar products such as Deep Heat etc.
Summary: Deep Heat For Your Dog!