AM Porridge

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gemmi-400.pngNDF AM Porridge is part one of a two-part dehydrated foundation mix (AM/PM) which allows maximum control over ingredient freshness and vegetable choice. It can be fed in the morning if your dog's most active time is in the evening or in the evening if your dog is most active during the day. This diet is designed to be fed with PM Crumble.

The Volhard Dog Nutrition Original Natural Diet AM/PM was formulated to exceed the nutritional levels established by the NRC and AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages, including the growth of large size dogs.




Oats, Buckwheat Groats, Safflower Oil, Molasses, Dried Whole Egg, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E, Latobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation (Yogurt powder), Montmorilonite Clay, Calcium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Diatomaceous Earth, Yucca Schidegera, Chelated Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper and Cobalt, Vitamin B Complex consisting of - Choline Chloride, Niacin, Riboflavin, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride and Biotin, Vitamin D3, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin K, Vitamin A. 

Each dog is an individual with different lifestyles and metabolisms. The following are only guidelines. Before putting your dog on the AM/PM diet, weigh him or her. The amounts listed are for dogs that get about 2 hours of exercise a day. If your dog starts to put on weight, cut back on the breakfast meal, feed the new amount for a week, then re-weigh him or her. Adjust accordingly.

HOW MUCH TO FEED  |  C=Cup, T= Tablespoon



1.  Put Porridge into a dog bowl.

2.  Add vegetables, yogurt, water

3.  Mix and serve!


 Put vegetables through a food processor, chop or lightly steam. Here are some vegetables we recommend using, as long as your dog can tolerate them. If using a combination of vegetables, use 50% root vegetables and 50% green leafy vegetables.

Change vegetables seasonally.




The Transition


Add a small amount of AM (veggies and yogurt) and/or PM (meat) to the kibble you are feeding your dog now and mix with water. As the week progresses, gradually increase the amount of the diet at each mealtime, veggies, yogurt, meat, and water as appropriate while at the same decreasing the kibble by a corresponding amount, until you have phased out the kibble. (If you are feeding the same meat protein for six days, you may want to feed another protein - canned mackerel or cottage cheese - on the seventh day.) At the end of the transition period, weigh your dog. Weigh him again after four weeks. Increase or decrease the amount you feed accordingly.

Recommended Protein: 80/20 beef.

AM and PM are dehydrated products.


PUPPY FEEDING GUIDELINES  (7 weeks to 7 months through teething)


Step 1:
Weigh your puppy.

Step 2:
Double the amount of food designated for your puppy’s weight.
Example: Puppy weighs 12 lbs - feed for a 25 lb dog.

Step 3:
Feed the amount of food calculated in Step 2, four times a day.
Example: Puppy should be fed for a 25 lb dog which is 1⁄4 cup NDF2, 1⁄4 cup protein and 1⁄2 cup water. This equals 1 feeding.

Step 4:
Feed the amount identified in Step 3, four times a day; one meal at 8 am, one at noon, one at 4 pm and the last at 8 pm.
Example: Daily amount equals 1 cup NDF2, 1 cup protein and 2 cups water.

Step 5:
Weigh your dog weekly to see change and/or weight gain. Gradually increase the amount you feed as your puppy grows.
Example: Puppy’s weight increased to 20 lbs from 12 lbs at the start. You will now feed for a 40 lb dog. Follow steps above.

When the puppy is finished teething, reduce feeding to three times a day and decrease the amount slightly so the dog maintains a healthy weight.

Around 6 to 7 months, reduce to two feedings following the guidelines for the weight of your dog.


AM meal:
Mix up enough for two meals, following weight guidelines above. Feed one at 8 am and one at noon.

PM meal:
Mix up enough at 4 pm to make two meals. Feed one at 4 pm and the other at 8 pm.


Reviews (8)

Sheila Jul 19th 2022

Happy dog

My dog gets up so happy and cannot wait for his breakfast! When I was feeding kibble, he would turn his nose up at it. Some days eating very little. I know he is getting much more nutrients now.

Cheryl Fry Nov 30th 2021

AM porridge

I have 3 fur babies that are in heaven. They love the fresh breakfast. I will never put them on kibble again.

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