Sorry you had the not so great interaction with your Vet.
In my neck of the USA science diet wasand still is touted to be the best dog food by our local vets. I found out that was because they got kick backs from Science diet for selling it.
Science diet has corn meal and other fillers at the top of the ingredient list. The trend now is going toward non grain . more protien ,fat and superfoods and herbs. I'm pro herb.
I have been feeding her Taste of the wild Prarie which has bison and other meats. Hanna is ho hum about it as she was with Acana.which I fed her befor. I was leaning toward all stages food.
I have to supliment her kibble to get her to eat it ( as in cooking chicken . or adding cottage cheese or baked sweet potatoes with parmesan and cottage cheese.)
She really does love taste of the wild ...
as in deer scat, snake skeletons , possum skulls to name a few.
I can barely get her to consume two cups of her dog food. suplimented.I have been wondering if the high grain foods are tastier than these new non grain foods. She won't eat straight kibble unless she has been running around for five hours and is starved. My last GSP ate kibble only and some of my table scraps. She always ate with gusto. not once did I supliment her kibble. I was feeding her proplan .
She looks on the skinny side . 8.5 months and 43 lbs, so Im worried shes not getting all that she needs .
Hunger strike Hanna is so savey ! Has me well trained