Wendy Volhard’s Natural Diet  copyright 1984

50lb dog - Days 1-6


3 oz          Grain Mix (dry) 75% Oats, 25% Buckwheat Groats
2 teasp.    Cold pressed organic Safflower Oil
200 mg.    Vitamin C (sodium ascorbate)
1 small      Egg 4 times a week
2 teasp.    Blackstrap Molasses
200 IU      Vitamin E
½             B-Complex
1/3rd cup Yogurt or Kefir


12 oz.       Meat days 1-5
2.5 oz.      Liver days 1-5
14 oz.       Cottage Cheese/Fish day 6
200 mg     Vitamin C
1 teasp.     Cod Liver Oil
1 T.           Apple Cider Vinegar
½ teasp.    Kelp
1 t..          Nutritional or Brewers Yeast
1.5           capsules Garlic (325 mg)
2.5 T.       Bone Meal
2 teasp.    Wheat Germ
3 T.          Wheat Bran
2 teasp.    Dry herbs
2 T.          Fruit (alternate days)
Day 7
Half-day fast in p.m.
At normal feeding time, take dog for a walk, or play ball for 15 minutes. This half-day fast gives the kidneys a chance to rest from the digestive process, thus strengthening them.


2 oz        Grain mix (dry)
200 mg    Vitamin C
½           B-Complex tablet
1/3rd c.   Yogurt or kefir
4 t.         Local honey

Guaranteed Analysis

Utilizable protein  34.7 % T = Tablespoon
Fat  17.2% t = teaspoon
Carbohydrates including fiber 33.7%   c = cup
Ash (mineral content)  8.6 %  
Linoleic Acid  2.7%  
More details for different weights can be found in “The Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog”
Howell Book House, 2000. Volhard/Brown DVM. Sources for ingredients,
www.volhard.com, click on Resources–Nutrition List.

Temporary NDF Recipe

In the event your NDF order is delayed and you need to feed your dog for (3-4) days, you can use the following recipe:

For a 50 lb dog, feed twice daily:

1 cup raw meat (80/20 beef, chicken, fish, lamb, etc.)
1 cup lightly steamed vegetables
1 cup cooked oatmeal
2 tablespoons yogurt
1 tablespoon safflower oil
1 B-complex
500 mg. Vitamin C

Please note: This formula is for short term use only and should not be fed for more than (3-4) days!


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