thanks for the feedback, took a while to find my way around but I'm sure I'll get used to it. Will try again, never, ever been on Forum before so not sure of what format is or protcol.
Male Chocolate Brown Lab, aged 14+ (was known to be 10 when we got him via local Dog's Trust was paced by his original owner)
Has arthritis and has a cartrofen injection every 4/52 and is on daily Yumove which really helps (you can tell if he misses it for any reason)
He does not know he is this old and still bounces around, wants his walks, wants to play, wants to swim - he is a typical happy, loving Lab and wonderful of course
Other than arthritis, he's doing really well.
Anyway my darling boy who at the back end of last year developed nasty tummy, bloody mucus stools etc, had bloods done, stool samples etc campylobactor found and had antibiotics but still upset tum and very bloody diarrhoea - changed from Hills dry (Science Plan) which I put him on when we got him aged 10 from local Dog's Trust. I have always fed my cats on Hills Science so was happy with product - anyway, as above really, really not himself, coat changed, eyes went dull, he was very lethargic, Hills had seemed to change texture and colour but couldnt find anything to say it had changed, Vet is going to ask Rep when next at Practice, so on a recommendation changed to Natures Best as the only thing I could tempt him with periodically was boiled rice and chicken.
He is now doing much better but as well as expensive he is hungry (not just being a Lab!) and I think needs something more substantial but I wondered if it was low carb I needed as NB is"raw" and when I tried giving him a bit of the Hills dry in with the raw he was ill again so gave up on the Hills completely.
Open to ideas and suggestions.