I would rather not do raw. (I did for awhile with my cat) Some of the reviews are find are old. The brand has changed their ingredients or it was part of a recall. (The FDA can only suggest a recall wow!)
Is there a difference between puppy, small dog or adult dog food? Well I know there is, but what is the difference to a small dog who will be a puppy for awhile.
Are allergies and being picky that common? I do like the idea of grain free.
If you get a large bag of dry does it not keep well?
I have a feeling I might just wing it. Picking the best affordable brand from the pet store.
There are lots of pre-made raw out there if you want to go that route. Stella & Chewies, Ziwi Peak, to name two. Those are dehydrated. Some of the frozen patties are great too. If you want to go to kibble, then go for a premium kibble. Good luck Sue