Need information on nutrition for pup and older GSD
A little background: We have a older GSD who was a rescue at about 6yrs and weighed 28 lbs at the time my husband ( he was a humane officer at the time and she is his) rescued her. She is now 85 lbs, we have a 2 yr old Shelty/Husky mix(my daughters) and I will be getting a German Shepherd pup in a month. My previous GSD passed away at 15-16 years in 2015, she was a rescue also from the humane society.
I recently found this board and have been looking for a different food for the four legged members of the family.
I am concidering the Canidae brand at the moment. Currently had been feeding Purina One Lamb And Rice. I had fed Hills Science Diet in the past but Kesha (current GSD rescue) did not tolerate it. Now things are starting to click. Being one who cooks mainly from scratch it makes me cringe to realize what the food the pups have been eating have in it.
So here are my questions:
1. What is the amount of calcium that is best for a GSD puppy?
2. What other nutritional items should I be looking for in a food for the puppy?
I would like to be able to switch them to a natural diet, but at the moment there are some health issues with my husband that may keep me from that for a bit.
Also, I am in Pennsylvania.
Thanks for any help.