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When I went to college I took a class in horse nutrition. At some point in time we had to formulate our own horse feed based on meeting protein and other nutrient requirements. Not being a horse owner, I compiled a perfectly balanced horse feed based solely on the requirements for nutrition. My instructor took a look at it and commented "Nice, but there's no way a horse would actually EAT that"
I seem to recall Science Diet being the same way. I tried it once and the dog hated it. We'll see how it goes, this time, if I go that route. For those of us who aren't independently wealthy it all comes down to availability, nutrition, and cost. A balancing act, for sure.