Man’s Best Dog Food Review

Man’s Best is an Australian Made & Owned company, manufactured in NSW and currently in stock in a select number of independent pet stores.

For our Man’s Best dog food review we’ll take a look at the Adult Lamb recipe, but there’s also a chicken recipe and a lamb recipe for puppies.

Man’s Best dog food review

There are three dominant ingredients in the food – Lamb MealField 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.

Man's Best Dog Food Review

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.

Man's Best Dog Food Review

Man’s Best is a decent offering so worth a try.

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.

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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.

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7.8 Total Score
Man's Best dog food review

  • Good ingredient selections.

David D'Angelo

David D'Angelo has worked as a scientist since graduating with a BSc (Hons) in 2000. In addition, David holds a CPD accredited Diploma in Pet Nutrition as well as being CPD accredited VSA (Veterinary Support Assistant). However, his experience and involvement in the pet food industry for 15+ years has given true insight into pet food, formulations, science, research, and pet food marketing. Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest

  1. This stuff has changed recently, it used to be a clean compact kibble, the last bag was all broken , messy and oily. No thanks.

  2. Absolutely dreadful stuff. Should be renamed “Pup’s WORST”
    The breeder I purchased my cavoodle puppy from pushed me to buy a huge bag of it. My guess is that they have a sponsorship arrangement. My poor little puppy had constant severe gastric irritation (bloody stools and slow weight gain) that went on for quite a few weeks. Many trips to the vet, many times swapping out this dreadful Man’s Best kibble for a gastric-friendly chicken, rice and pumpkin diet until she recovered.
    Breeder told me to persevere – that my puppy was just being fussy.
    Rinse and repeat. Once I completely stopped feeding my poor pup Man’s Best, all her gastric problems disappeared overnight.
    I then spoke to many other owners who had also been pushed to buy it. Same dreadful story for their little pups!
    Avoid this alleged pet food.

    • I have been feeding my cavoodle this food (lamb) and the most recent batch made him sick. We found mould in a newly opened bag. Have shifted to Hills Biome and that has cleared up his tummy upset – it’s expensive but cheaper than multiple vet bills.

      • Reply
        Pet Food Reviews (Australia) May 7, 2023 at 5:29 pm

        Hi Mike,

        Mould will definitely make a dog sick, and I urge you to add this information to the APOG website (for tracking pet food issues in Australia) –

        The issue with mould is a tricky one. It can occur due to a bag not properly sealed from the manufacturer, but also conditions the bag goes through once leaving the manufacturer, such as in transport or in a warehouse. Humidity and temperature are obviously factors.

        I find mould can affect many brands over time unfortunately. Some brands it can be less common, from the use of preservatives which in turn may be problematic. Many good brands use natural preservatives (such as rosemary), which means they are more susceptible to mould issues.

    • Hi Lexie and jane, same problem … How did you go?

    • We are currently experiencing the same with our puppy. What food did you switch too

  3. My dog is constipated from eating this dog food. She has had it before so it’s not new to her. Her poo went really hard and a funny colour. She refuses to eat it this morning. Which is a worry she is a Lab and normally will guts anything down. This is the first time she has rejected food ever? I will letyou know how it goes.

  4. Mans Best kibble smells really good, my fussy cat & dog loved it, Patch keeps sitting near the pantry where I store his dog food waiting for more Mans Best Lamb kibble…

    I met the man who makes Man’s Best kibble at Dogs at the Park yearly event we have at Newcastle, he had samples of Mans Best new Fish formula, so I asked did he have a Lamb sample, Patch does really well on Lamb with his IBD, he said, no I don’t any Lamb samples, then he handed me a 2kg bag of Man’s Best Lamb kibble, I said are you sure, he said Yes take it, that was very nice of him.

    He told me Man’s Best kibble was formulated by a vet Nutritionist formulated, he said Man’s Best is made at Tamworth all Australian Lamb…

    The kibble bag packet is very good quality, silver lined & very thick, also has clip seal to keep the kibble fresher longer, this kibble is really good quality, I’ve seen a few Australian made kibbles & they don’t look or smell the best.

    If you have a fussy dog I highly recommended “Man’s Best” he/she will love it. Try the new Ocean Fish with Sardines formula for Summer & rotate with the Lamb or chicken Formula. If you have a dog with food sensitivities I highly recommend the Lamb formula, Patch is doing really well, no Diarrhea 🙂

  5. Bought this last week for my dog. He loves it! Would highly recommend.

  6. =O nice, always enjoy seeing new brands pop up.

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