A Dog is the Best Medicine Print

Original gifts for dog lovers

This print combines collage with linoprinting. It is made from a collage of vintage, original medicine bottle labels. These are very collectable and have a wonderful array of old typefaces, both scripts and block letters. They are the lovely, aged, mellow colour of old parchment. It's not surprising that this print is often bought for dog loving vets and doctors!

I make a unique, individual collage of actual, original labels for each print, so every one is slightly different and completely unique.

There will only be 100 of these prints and each one is individually signed and numbered on the reverse.

Choose your print:

Unframed / No Mount - Worldwide Shipping

  • Fits a standard 12" x 12" frame (or with a little trimming a 30 x 30 cm frame). A box style frame is best (with no mount) as it will keep the print away from the glass
  • Ships with a backing board and cellophane wrapped
  • Paper Size: 12" x 12" / 305 x 305 mm

Unframed With Mount - UK addresses only
  • Fits a standard 16" x 16" frame
  • Ships with an black acid-free mount and conservation grade backing board in a cellophane bag
  • Mount size: 16 x 16"

Framed - Reclaimed Natural Wood - UK addresses only
  • Hand-made, reclaimed solid wood frame in a vintage style with its own pattern of knots, dinks, scratches, nail holes, wonky edges and aged patina. Finished with clear wax.
  • Frames are approximately 43 cms square and are fitted with crystal clear acrylic ‘glass’. They come ready to hang.

Christmas Last Order Dates

Dog is the Best Medicine: Unframed / No Mount


Dog is the Best Medicine: Unframed with Mount


Dog is the Best Medicine: Reclaimed Wood Frame

My dad loved the “Dog is the Best Medicine” print. Will have to make sure the next order is for me! Thanks so much
Ruth (UK)
You are a miracle...I was in the absolute most foul mood, and then the print arrived in amazing transatlantic speed! I love it, but, let me tell you why. I have been a nurse for the past 35 years, the medicine labels are perfect, and have had dogs in my life since I was 5. So you see your work is perfect for me. Thank you, The Enlightened Hound has lifted my mood!"
Joan (USA)

If you know dogs - you'll understand…

A play on the idiom "laughter is the best medicine", I created this print in honour of a dog’s gift to make us feel better, whatever our situation.

Ask any dog lover and they will tell you how good their dog makes them feel. Whether we are feeling sad, grumpy, irritable or under the weather, somehow dogs have the ability to make us feel better about life.

My dog, Figo, can immediately smooth over any family rift — at the first sign of raised voices he comes rushing over wagging his tail and never fails to get us all smiling again.