Natural Diet Foundation 2 Beef

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Natural Diet Foundation 2 (NDF2) is hands down the best available dehydrated all-natural diet that allows dog owners to add their own protein (cooked or raw) making protein rotation easy and flexible.  This diet (once protein is added) provides your dog with a fresh, healthy, and balanced meal every time they eat. 

NDF2 supports the liver, kidney, heart, lungs, stomach, and digestive tract with the included  freeze dried USDA inspected organ meat (liver), vegetables, purposefully chosen grains, various supportive herbs, and other functional foods. Raw feeding has never been simpler!

NDF2 was formulated for adult dogs of all breeds sizes and activity levels under the guidance of a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist. This diet can be used to feed puppies including large breed puppies - please follow our puppy feeding guidelines.

This diet has the quality you can see and smell the moment you open the bag and serve this up.  Watch your dog lick the bowl clean following this delicious meal! Made with human edible /food-grade ingredients that are non-GMO, organic, preservative-free, and sourced in the USA.


NDF2 Beef Liver Ingredients 

Oatmeal, Wheat Bran, Wheat Germ, Beef Liver, Calcium Phosphate, Brewer’s Yeast, Safflower Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Apples, Buckwheat Flour, Molasses, Eggs, Buckwheat Groats, Cod Liver Oil, Kelp, Alfalfa, Parsley, Carrots, Diatomaceous Earth, Dandelion Root, Burdock Root, Apple Cider Vinegar, Citric Acid, Rosemary, Garlic, Vitamin E, Montmorillonite Clay, Ginger, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Guava Extract, Basil Extract, Lemon Peel Extract, Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product, Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Bifidobacterium longum Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Mixed Tocopherols, Organic Selenium Yeast, Yucca.

Build a Bowl

Every dog is special. But it’s not just their personality. Every dog has unique nutrition needs based on their breed, size, shape, activity level and many other factors. The best way to help your dog be the best version of themselves is to build a healthy, balanced bowl that’s a combination of grains, vegetables, proteins, hydrators and supplements that are specific to your pet.

When you build a bowl here at Volhard, you will start with the choice of foundation mix. For better planning, it’s helpful to think about the dog you plan to feed and their issues first. This is where you can determine the "personality" of your bowl.

Build-a-Bowl is a fun way to find out what the nutritional value is in a bowl of Volhard! Then you will be asked to add a protein for a delectable super-powered meal for your dog!

Title of the document BUILD YOUR BOWL NOW

Feeding Guidelines Are Per Day





DAYS 1-5 : NDF2, raw or lightly cooked meat (80/20 beef recommended), and water

DAY 6 : Use an alternative protein source such as mackerel, salmon, greek yogurt, cottage cheese or sardines in water

DAY 7 : Half day fast : Rest from food to cleanse the digestive system. Puppies and senior dogs should not be fasted

Puppy Feeding Guidelines


NDF2 can be stored unopened in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. After opening,

NDF2 must be stored in the fridge or freezer and is good for 6 months after opening.

The Transition

Add a small amount of NDF2 and meat to the kibble you are feeding your dog now and mix with water. As the week progresses, gradually increase the amount of NDF2, meat, and water, 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 them again after four weeks. Increase or decrease the amount you feed accordingly.


Recommended Protein: 80/20 beef.

54 Reviews

  • 5
    NDF 2

    Posted by George Breslin on Mar 29th 2023

    Have been on this diet one month--dogs like it, are more enthusiastic, digestive problems disappeared--so far very happy!

  • 5
    Natural diet foundation 2

    Posted by Carla on Mar 1st 2023

    This is the best food I have found for my dog. She is just a country dog and a rescue but she deserves to have good food. She is thriving on it. Her coat is so soft and shiny. No gas or passing gas from this food. She loves the taste of this food and can't wait to eat it. I do believe it has helped with her temperament also. I highly recommend this food to my friends and family.

  • 5
    Volhard food

    Posted by Meredith on Feb 23rd 2023

    Seems to be quite a success! My dog loves it! Bodie is a 95 lb yellow English lab and the best dog we have ever had! I want the best for him. He is 5 yrs old. I will say after about a week and a few days I noticed an unbelievable difference in Bodie's coat! It went from coarse, to soft almost silk-like!!! Looking forward to a great relationship with Volhard and success with Bodie's meals from this point on! Best, Meredith

  • 4
    So far so good!

    Posted by Grace on Feb 20th 2023

    Started with Volhard because our breeder uses it. So far so good. Instructions make sense. My puppy eats most of her meals every time. Affordable and shipped quickly.

  • 5
    Since switching to Volhard, my dogs have never been healthier! Gone are my dogs ear infections and their coats are thick and silky smooth!

    Posted by Lisa on Feb 19th 2023

    Volhard has change the lives of my dogs. Since eating Volhard my dogs have had no ear infections and their coats are silky smooth.

  • 5

    Posted by Amanda Stearns on Jan 18th 2023

    Very pleased with this product.

  • 5
    Wish I had found this years ago!

    Posted by Mariel K on Jan 5th 2023

    I could not be happier to have found Volhard for my 6-year-old Labrador. I was spending hundreds of dollars every month and nonstop trips to the vet due to her allergies, but Volhard and raw have completely changed her quality of life. Her fur is soft again, and she does not itch or get nearly as many ear infections. I would much rather spend my $ on this food that she LOVES to eat than go to the vet for allergy shots that barely helped her. The cost and prep for raw feeding always intimidated me, but thanks to Aimee at Chalk Pond Retrievers, I saw just how easy it is to do. Now I truly enjoy finding fresh 'add-ons' like fruits and veggies to put on top too! The bottom line is if you are considering it, this is your sign to try it.

  • 5
    Foundation Diet 2

    Posted by Renee' Miller on Dec 31st 2022

    We have been on the Volhard diet now for about a year. Our two Pitbulls are very picky eaters. They love this formula. It is not too hard to feed. We travel quite a bit with our dogs and it is doable on the road. We have noticed such a difference in their energy levels and their coats look fantastic! No one can believe the energy our 14-year-old dog has. He plays like a puppy!

  • 5

    Posted by Tom E. on Dec 27th 2022

    We have been raw feeders for some time but always worried about the dogs having the properly balanced meals. We were also spending "LOTS" of time prepping their food. Two big dogs require an investment of time to prep and store their food. With NDF it is so easy, and we feel confident they are getting the proper nutrition. Plus, the dogs love this food which is a huge thumbs up!!

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