I completely get it. I purchased a pamphlet on Monica Segal's site that provides the information needed to be able to build a balanced diet for a dog. Unfortunately while this would have been doable if it was just a matter of building a balanced diet, trying to figure out how to build and implement it while ensuring that I'm not using anything to which Snow is sensitive was just too much. So in the end I gave one more dry food a try and when it became clear that he's sensitive to it as well, elected to spend the extra money to have Monica build the diet for me and walk me through implementation. She and Jory are currently working on putting together a plan, and I expect we'll be starting soon.Sorry for taking this thread in a slightly different direction, but it seems like you all are already headed in a direction I'd like to go. SpinningBunnyFluff, I can identify with feeling overwhelmed. LOL!
If you're interested, she also has a Puppy Consultation that is a bit more expensive but provides support until the dog turns 12 months old.
So far I've been pretty impressed with the process, but given that we haven't actually started implementing the diet yet these are still early impressions.