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Thursday, March 06, 2008


Hi all...

Just bought a new bag of kibble - LAMADERM - for the kids... And it's a cruelty free product at that too...

Some of you may remember that I was on a drive to use as many cruelty free products as possible some time ago. But one area in which I had real trouble with was with dog kibble... In Malaysia it's really hard to get cruelty free poducts in general and it's even harder to get cruelty free products for pets.

I tried a few before like Addiction among others... the kids hated Addiction. And I don't know if any of you out there are on Addiction, but the kibble tastes really bad!!! And it's also incredibly expensive...

We've tried Lamaderm before but they didn't quite like although it was more palatable compared to Addiction. Yes I tried it...

And then the supplier of Lamaderm (in my area) went out of business. Though having said that I have not seen Lamaderm anywhere else. (Amber - where do you get your supply of Lamaderm?) So we had to go back to BilJac which the kids love, because the quality and taste of BilJac is very good.

But my decision to look for an alternative was due to the fact that my numerous emails to BilJac - enquiring if they were cruelty free - received no response although I know someone from BilJac had been reading my emails.

Anyway I was really pleased to see that my vet had started stocking Lamaderm again. Apparently he's getting it from a new supplier. So fingers crossed the supplier will remain in business... And I'm also hoping that it will help with Lucky's skin condition that seems to flare up every now and then.

Anyway here's some nutritional facts of Adult Lamaderm for Dogs :
100% Complete & Balanced for Adult DogsHelps with Food Sensitivities

Some of the common symptoms that may indicate food sensitivities are excessive scratching or itching, hot spots, hair loss, chronic ear infections, or digestive upset or diarrhea. Adult Lamaderm is formulated for dogs sensitive to many of the common food allergens in their diet such as wheat, corn, dairy, poultry, beef, pork, soy or dried yeast.

Natural Life Adult Lamaderm is a single protein and carbohydrate diet containing lamb and brown rice plus chelated minerals and vitamins for complete nutrition and great taste. Recognizing the symptoms and feeding Adult Lamaderm promises good health and plenty of energy for all activities.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 22.0% (min)
Crude Fat 10.0% (min)
Crude Fiber 4.0% (max)
Moisture 10.0% (max)
Ash 7.50% (max)
Calcium 1.20% (min)
Phosphorus 1.0% (min)
Copper 13.0 mg/kg
Vitamin A 13,370 IU/kg
Vitamin D 1,340 IU/kg
Vitamin E 136.0 IU/kg
*Omega 3 fatty acids 0.25%(min)
*Omega 6 fatty acids 1.50% (min)

And the best bit is the fact that they only use natural preservatives! :)
Calorie Content: Metabolized Energy (calculated) 3,660 Kcals/kg

Ingredients: Lamb Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Ground Grain Sorghum, Poultry Fat (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols, citric acid, and ascorbyl palmitate - a Vitamin C ester), Ground Flax Seeds, Natural Flavors, Linseed Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Potassium Chloride, Dried Kelp, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine,Yucca Schidigera Extract, Natural Antioxidants,Vitamin Supplements (E,A,B2,B12,D3), Niacin, Calcium Ascorbate, Calcium Pantothenate,Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Inositol, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid, Biotin, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Cobalt Proteinate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite, Rosemary Extract.

Other products that we use for the kids that are cruelty free are:
Supplements from Himalaya Herbals
Shampoo from Earthbath - Oatmeal & Aloe Shampoo


Pippa said...

I never realised how lucky I had it in the UK - where you can buy whatever you want. I guess parts of America are the same.

I can get some good stuff for Pippa now in Gib - but it IS expensive.


Natasha Fernz said...

Hi Kate

Yes life in England was blissful... information on everything and anyhing was never lacking.

I remember there was a time when I was severely allergic to dairy, and it was so hard to figure out if stuff here had any dairy in it...

And now with Cruelty Free products it's even harder... most things are not labelled. And when you ask, the sales people either don't know, or when they realise what you're asking - they will actually lie to you so that you will buy the product.

My most recent experience was with a cosmetics brand called Cosme Decorte by Kose. My friend was interested in trying it and the sales person managed to convince her. Then she tried to convince me but when I asked if it was Cruelty Free - she first said she didn't know.

Then she thought I was Muslim and didn't want products with any animal content, so suddenly her product became all botanical based.

Then when I asked where the certification was, she said she didn't know. So I told her I don't buy cosmetics that are not cruelty free. She proceeded to say that she doesn't know of any brands that have certification. When I said that the next counters, L'occitane and Clinique are, she suddenly changed her tune and said they don't test on animals...

So you see information here is really limited...sigh...

But I think alot of us are trying very hard to dig for information from the internet etc...