01 Aug 2018
100 years Lactol
An early formulation of Beaphar Lactol can be traced back to the early 20th century, where it is mentioned in dog books alongside pictures of healthy, happy puppies and their champion Mums.
Beaphar Lactol’s popularity has remained consistent throughout its 100 year history. It was even featured on the front cover of the Crufts catalogue between 1926 and 1932, showing that is has been trusted and relied upon by generations of breeders. Today, it remains a popular choice.
The Beaphar Lactol Journey
Throughout its 100 year history, Beaphar Lactol has constantly been developed and improved to provide kittens and puppies with the best start in life. In 2010, Beaphar Kitty Milk was introduced to the UK market, which was tailored specifically to the needs of kittens, and included higher protein levels and taurine.
The whole milk we use to make Beaphar Lactol comes from British cows. This milk is collected and transported to production sites, where the whey protein is extracted. Unlike skimmed milk powder, whey protein powder is a more concentrated source of essential amino acids, highly digestible and contains bioactive proteins – this makes it a superior protein source.
A low temperature drying process is used to ensure that the proteins aren’t damaged, while ultrafiltration means all the goodness is concentrated in the final product. Low temperature evaporation has been shown to produce up to 10% better growth than powder dried in conventional ways. This means that Lactol powder is more nutritionally valuable, and will give young pets the best start in life.
Beaphar Lactol: Our most advanced formula ever
To celebrate 100 years of Beaphar Lactol, we’ve created our most advanced formula ever.
Our new formulation Beaphar Lactol now contains DHA, which has been shown to improve cognitive development and visual acuity in newborn mammals. This means it has the potential to help speed up training and socialisation in kittens and puppies.
Tender Loving Care
Beaphar Lactol is not just for breeders rearing Champion dogs, it has also saved the lives of countless young animals, and is ideal for supporting pregnant and nursing pets.
Containing high levels of superior-quality protein, Beaphar Lactol is ideal for supplementing the diet of nursing or pregnant cats and dogs. Carrying and feeding a litter of kittens/puppies is demanding for Mum, so feeding her Beaphar Lactol alongside high quality kitten/puppy food will help support her body and ensure she is getting the right nutritional support to nurture her young.
Enriched with vitamins and minerals, Beaphar Lactol can also be used for sick and convalescing animals. The enriched formula gives sick, injured and recovering animals the nutritional boost they need, helping them to get stronger and increasing the chances of a speedy recovery. The liquid form makes it easier for them to feed, with the Beaphar Lactol Feeding Set and Beaphar Lactol Feeding Syringes also available to make administering the product easier for owners.
Beaphar Lactol has been supporting the health and development of kittens and puppies, as well as saving the lives of countless young animals for over 100 years. Our formula has been constantly developed to ensure it provides the best nutrition possible, and the superior amino acid content means that it provides a perfectly balanced, complete feed ideal for kittens, puppies and other young animals.