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 in the USA, our human-edible/food-grade, whole food ingredients are non-GMO and preservative-free. We utilize a single-step cold dehydration technique to ensure that top quality raw materials are only dehydrated once, preserving essential vitamins and minerals for optimal nutritional value.


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, 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 protein to the current diet you are feeding your dog now and mix with water. As the week progresses, gradually increase the amount of NDF2, protein, and water, at the same decreasing the current diet by a corresponding amount, until you have phased out the current diet. (If you are feeding the same 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.

58 Reviews

  • 5
    Best choice ever for picky eaters!

    Posted by Kim Showman on Jun 13th 2023

    My dogs eventually snub all food after a few meals, even homemade food. This is the first dog food they don't snub, they have been eating for nearly a month and cannot wait to eat every meal. So glad to have found this! Bonus, it smells great sort of like surfing mix!

  • 5
    review on food

    Posted by Lisa Stella on May 21st 2023

    I love this product

  • 5
    Made the switch!

    Posted by Victoria Warfel on May 18th 2023

    We are a 501c3 nonprofit, breeding and training golden retriever service dogs. Health and temperament (and trainability) are key for us. Which is why we switched over to Volhard NDF2, and couldn't be happier. Thank you so much!

  • 5

    Posted by KATHY DILISIO on Apr 28th 2023

    We have a Cavalier King Charles, at our last vet visit the vet said she is probably one of the healthiest cavaliers she has ever seen. She ask what are we feeding her which I replied Volhard NDF2, plus I make her pumpkin treats. She said keep it up her heart, ears, eyes and coat are all in excellent condition. I have to say NDF2 has made a difference in her health. We will not feed our sweet fur baby anything else.

  • 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.

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