Dermadog was founded by Elly Thompson through a love of dogs, a respect for the planet and the belief that you can improve the lives of your family, pets and environment by being more conscious about the types of products you use and how they are packaged.
“Using clean, natural products means you’re not harming your dog’s (or your) body – and choosing eco-friendly products and packaging means you’re not damaging the Earth, water or seas.”
Naturally creative, Elly fancied a change from her career as a designer and turned her hand to cosmetic product-making and learning about the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. She started formulating oil blends and making her own products; using them to treat herself, the family and the animals.
“I’ve always been quite health-conscious, but since having children my feeling of responsibility towards my family’s well-being was immensely magnified. I became much more selective about the food and products we bought. I became more conscious of what they contained and how they were packaged. It’s shocking to see how much one-time plastic is still being used. Companies need to be more responsible for their product packaging.
It makes me feel good to support companies that are aligned with my values and to stop funding those that aren’t. Dermadog is underpinned by all of my values and I hope that people will feel good about themselves when they buy and use our products.”
Elly lives in Wiltshire with her husband, Nick, who is a veterinary surgeon with 27 years’ experience and runs Holisticvet, a veterinary consultancy with a special interest in canine nutrition and botanical medicine. Nick lectures internationally, writes for a variety of veterinary publications and is an advocate for raw feeding. He formed the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society, an organisation of vets who seek to inform, educate and learn about species-appropriate nutrition. Through Nick, Elly has gained much valuable knowledge and experience about the well-being of dogs.
- Shipping UK - Free Delivery on all orders over £36. Orders below £36 - £4.50 delivery charge. This will be sent over courier and might take 2 to 7 days. Orders over £100 are sent by UPS or Parcel Force Next Day Delivery Service. Note: We do not post frozen products, any orders for shipping containing frozen goods will be cancelled.
- Local Delivery Bristol & surrounding areas (15 miles radius of our shops in Warmley or Chipping Sodbury). Free Delivery on all orders over £25. Orders below £25 - £3.50 delivery charge. All orders placed before Midday (12pm) will be delivered same day (weekdays only Monday to Friday). We are doing some local deliveries over the weekend but we are unable to guarantee weekend or Bank Holiday Day delivery. Your order can be delivered anytime between 9am to 8pm, subject to number of deliveries. If no answer we leave it at the safe place and we'll text you. If you have spare pollybox, please leave it outside on your delivery day for us to collect it.
- Click & Collect - place your order online and select time you'd like to collect it. This service is free of charge. We offer Click & Collect from our Warmley store only. If you'd prefer to collect your goods in our Chipping Sodbury shop please let us know in your order comments section and allow a minimum of 24hrs for collection (we'll email once goods ready for collection).