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.

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  • 5
    Beef flavored

    Posted by Kathy Ludban on Jan 19th 2022

    Fur babies love it!

  • 5
    NDF2 beef and chicken

    Posted by Marcia Bordelon on Jan 19th 2022

    My 1&1/2 yr old GSD/Malinois is thriving on this food. She came from horrible circumstances; starved, covered in ticks and fleas and hit by a car. The Rescue fed her kibble. I immediately switched her to NDF2 and her coat is gorgeous. She is a happy girl.

  • 5
    Perfect for our black lab

    Posted by David Cox on Jan 17th 2022

    We found Volhard NFD2 while trying to navigate a chronic issue of crystals in our Labs urine (2 year old lab). Changing to the expensive vet approved urinary food did not have an effect except that our lab stopped eating....which we all know is almost impossible. We changed to the NFD2 over a year ago and have not looked back. No urinary issues and an added bonus is all the comments of her shiny black coat. Our pup loves the food and has never been healthier.

  • 5
    NDF 2

    Posted by Jennie Liedkie on Oct 5th 2021

    I have grown multiple generations of Landseer Newfoundlands on Volhard Natural Diet...but it was making and mixing my own ingredients, so raising my next puppy on this mix has been so simple ! Sommer is a Cavalier King Charles, so I was happy to let the mixing fall to someone else. She loves it ( I have been told that Cavs are picky) and while we have had days when she eats less than "the plan" would dictate, she is happy to eat it up ! I find that some days she likes it cooked a bit ( so it is more like a meatball), but that is easy for me to do....

  • 5
    helped with liver levels

    Posted by Mike H on Aug 7th 2021

    Grady is a 14 year old 20 lb poodle/westie mix and the most handsome little guy you have ever seen! Shelter dog that we adopted when he was 6 and from day one was not a good eater. Over the years we tried everything and he either itched or had soft runny stools or didn't like the food. Always an issue but we tried various foods over the years but nothing ever worked really great. Eventually he really started to slow down - thought he was really on the way out, and was not eating at all...I mean thought he would starve to death - and during routine blood work before a teeth cleaning his ALP (one of the liver enzymes) level was over 1100, up from about 600 the year before. Was actually having seizures. Normal range is up to 212. He was tested for cushings the previous year becasuse 600 was so high but it came back negative. Vet put him on Denarmarin and and we researched foods and spoke to Volhard nutritionist Jen who spent a lot of time with us and gave great input. Ended putting him on NDF2 and after 6 weeks his levels came down to the 600 range again. Not sure if it was the NDF or the Denamarin, but the combination worked great. Best of all, he loved the food! eats it with no problem. We started with ground turkey (cooked, not raw) and will shift to or add chicken or fish occasionally to mix it up. Aside from eating better and improved liver levels he is MUCH MUCH better. Still sleeps a lot but he generally has MUCH more energy and is so much more alert. Probably not a stretch to say Volhard saved Grady's life and can absolutely say NDF2 improved and extended his life. Great product and expert advice!

  • 5
    Natural Diet Foundation

    Posted by Andrea T on Jul 26th 2021

    Started using this product for our puppy early on at the recommendation of our puppy preschool dog trainer. We have been very pleased with the results; healthy skin/coat, healthy teeth and the nice, natural steady growth of our puppy. There are so many options for puppy food/dog food it can be overwhelming and hard to know what to choose. I like the convenience of this base and the ability to add the protein of my choice or our puppy’s preference. It is simple and convenient with no required monthly commitment. I feel really glad we can give our pup a high quality natural diet. It can seem expensive compared to a bag of dry kibble but I think of it is an investment in long term health and preventative care.

  • 5
    NDF 2 c

    Posted by Kelley A on Mar 10th 2021

    My 11 month old small breed dog devours his meals! I was having trouble transitioning him from puppy food to all stage kibble. He was very picky and I wasted time and money until a friend recommeneded Volhard. Exceptional product.

  • 5
    Excellent food

    Posted by Yvonne Mayorquin on Mar 10th 2021

    Great food. Dog enjoys and tolerated well. No more spiting up between 1-3 am.

  • 5
    NDF 2

    Posted by Audrey Bartolomeo on Feb 25th 2021

    Absolutely the best thing I have done for my dogs was to transition them on to this product. Less tear stains, increased vitality, smaller firm stools, have been experienced by all three dogs.

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