NDF2 is a dehydrated foundation mix developed by Wendy Volhard which allows you to add your own protein to provide your dog with a fresh, healthy and balanced diet. NDF2 is crafted in small batches with whole food ingredients and herbs to support the liver, kidney, heart, lungs, stomach and digestive tract.
Each ingredient is tested when it enters the facility for E. Coli, fungus and mold. After every batch is prepared, the batch is assay tested again 3 times to make sure there is no E. Coli, fungi, and mold. Volhard takes every precaution to make sure the product you receive is a safe and nutritious product!
During the cold dehydration process, only moisture is extracted so that the integrity of the vitamins, minerals and amino acids is maintained, which revitalize when hydrated with water. Herbs have been added to support the liver, kidneys, heart, stomach and the digestive tract of the dog. NDF2 is suitable for dogs with a history of digestive upsets and is used by breeders, trainers and pet owners who wish to have long-lived, healthy dogs.
NDF2 contains only natural preservatives. Refrigerate or freeze upon receipt.
The Natural Diet recipe has been clinically tested on different breeds, sizes, and ages of dogs (bloodwork and urine) for over 30 years and has improved the health, vitality, and longevity of dogs.
There is no other fresh diet on the market that has the longevity and generational results that Volhard diets do!
The Volhard Dog Nutrition Natural Diet Foundation 2 (NDF2) 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.
This dehydrated diet is for the family that needs the convenience of easy feeding but wants to feed a fresh, healthy, balanced diet.
The meat and water you add will be the heaviest ingredients, followed by: Oats, Wheat Bran,Chicken Liver, Wheat Germ, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Brewers Yeast, Dried Apples, Carrots, Molasses, Eggs, Buckwheat Groats, Safflower Oil, (Omega 6), Cod Liver Oil(Omega 3), Apple Cider Vinegar, Parsley, Kelp, Alfalfa, Burdock Root, Dandelion Root, Rosemary, Garlic, Ginger, Yucca, Diatomaceous Earth, Vitamin C (Calc. Ascorbate), Vitamin E, Natural Mix Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Montmorillonite. Fermented Probiotics: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacillus Subtilis, Bifidobactrium, Bifidobacterium longum, Enterococcus faecalis, Schidigera, Chelated Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper and Cobalt, Vitamin B Complex consisting of - Choline Chloride, Niacin, Riboflavin, d Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamin, Pyridoxine, Biotin, Vitamin A and D 3, Selenium.
NDF 2 does NOT contain corn, rye, gluten meal, soy, spinach, celery, bell peppers, tomatoes, artificial preservatives, artificial coloring, trans fats or genetically modified products.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Each dog is an individual with different lifestyles and metabolisms. The following are only guidelines. Before putting your dog on NDF2, 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 NDF2 into a dog bowl.
2. Add meat and water
3. Mix and serve!
Feed equal amount twice a day. If you are already feeding a raw diet, you can make the transition immediately.
To prevent digestive upsets when changing from a kibble diet, transition your dog over a period of about 7 days.
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 him again after four weeks. Increase or decrease the amount you feed accordingly.
Recommended Protein: 80/20 beef.
NDF2 is a dehydrated product. A 5-lb bag of NDF2 has 16 1-cup servings in the bag and will feed a 30lb. dog (according to the instructions on the bag) for 30 days.
PUPPY FEEDING GUIDELINES (7 weeks to 7 months through teething)
Weigh your puppy.
Double the amount of food designated for your puppy’s weight.
Example: Puppy weighs 12 lbs - feed for a 25 lb dog.
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.
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.
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.