I ran it by my SIL who is a dog breeder, this is what she said:
That is interesting, I know that all the vets sell Science Diet in their offices so they always want you to feed it to your pets.The reason vets want you to feed science diet is because Science Diet spend literally millions of dollars promoting their foods at vet schools around the country and give them great deals on the food for their offices, i.e free shelving and lots of free product to start with. Vet Schools spend very little time educating vets on nutrition I think someone told me that they only had one class in four years on nutrition in vet school. When if fed the right food you can prevent so many problems! If Science Diet would spend this money on ingredients the food would be a lot better. This looks like a really fair test for the quality of a food.
My SIL feeds Canidae to her dogs, which scored an A+ on this scale. I found a couple of places in Omaha that carry it so I'm going to give it a try. They have Felidae for cats so I'm going to try it for Pumpkin too.
I have to agree that vets don't get much nutrition education, my vet told me that I could feed 2 year old Katie the same Senior dog food that Dolly eats.. yeah right, next thing we knew Katie had gained 12 pounds. My vet can kiss my butt, I am not buying any more Science Diet.