|Country of origin||Australia|
Every now and then an Aussie Company takes the reigns and brings out a really decent, well considered dog food. Enter Man’s Best.
Man’s Best is 100% Australian Made & Owned, manufactured in NSW and currently in stock in a select number of independent pet stores. It will be nice to see it more readily available in months to come, so watch this space. It’s very comparable to Ivory Coat.
Let’s take a look at the Adult Lamb recipe for this review. They also offer a chicken recipe and another lamb recipe for pups.
There are three dominant ingredients in the food – Lamb Meal, Field Peas, and Tapioca. It’s great to see lamb meal as the main ingredient, although compositionally the amount of peas and tapioca will be almost the same quantity. 33% protein is very respectable (especially with many mainstream brands being around 20% protein). It’s important to note the protein will comprise of both the meat and peas, with meat being the more optimal source.
Tapioca has become common in grain free foods to provide carbohydrates and bind the kibble together. It’s otherwise a relatively pointless but also harmless ingredient, whereas sweet potato would arguably be a nicer choice. Potato and sweet potato feature in the food in smaller amounts.
There are some very nice inclusions in the food to round it off, with flaxseed and fish oil for omega fatty acids to promote healthy coat, joints, and overall wellbeing. Alfalfa, kelp, yucca, kale, broccoli, spinach, parsley, apples, blueberries, carrot, tomato, cranberries… that sounds like a very healthy shopping list to me, full of natural vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
It’s clearly apparent a lot of thought has gone into this food.
Man’s Best is well worth feeding or adding to a rotation. I’m impressed.
* Carbohydrates aren’t listed on pet food labels. This value is calculated based on levels of protein, fat, moisture, and ash. Estimated values for moisture and ash have been used where these values haven’t been given (moisture of 10%, and ash of 8%).
Lamb meal, field peas, tapioca, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), flaxseed, fish oil, potato, sweet potato, natural chicken flavour, citric acid, alfalfa, kelp, yucca extract, beet pulp, kale, broccoli, spinach, parsley, apples, blueberries, carrot, tomato, cranberries, rosemary extract, vitamins (A, B1, B2, B5, B6, B12, D, E), biotin, folic acid, niacin, manganese, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, calcium propionate.