Natural Diet Foundation 2 (c)

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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.

The Natural Diet recipe has been clinically tested on different breeds, sizes, and ages of dogs in different regional locations for over 40 years and has improved the health, vitality, and longevity of dogs.

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.

 

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NDF2 IS NOW AVAILABLE IN 3 LIVER FLAVORS!

 

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Why would I change liver flavors?

Besides providing a taste diversity, you can now provide your dog a wider range of nourishment. The liver is a nutrient-rich organ that most dogs love eating.

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Apart from being very tasty, the added liver will provide them a lot of benefits and keep them in shape. Your dog’s liver performs thousands of vital functions in the body. So it’s important to support the liver itself.
You can boost liver health by feeding your dog liver.

In various types of natural medicine principles … including Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, it is said that feeding a specific organ benefits that organ.

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There's a difference in the fats, too. Chicken livers have about 30% more total fat than beef liver. And like chicken meat generally, chicken livers are higher in polyunsaturated fats than beef liver.
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crudeanalysis-ndf2-chicken-300.pngMETABOLIZABLE ENERGY*
3,120.9 Kcal/kg as fed
374.3 Kcal/cup

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METABOLIZABLE ENERGY*
3,123.87 Kcal/kg as fed
328 Kcal/cup

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METABOLIZABLE ENERGY*
3,187.59 Kcal/kg as fed
335 Kcal/cup

* Foundation mix ONLY. Values will change when protein is added.
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The meat and water you add will be the heaviest ingredients, followed by:

Oatmeal, Wheat Bran, Wheat Germ, Chicken 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 subtillis 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. Oatmeal, Wheat Bran, Wheat Germ, Pork 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 subtillis 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. 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 subtillis 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.

 

When raw protein is added, the percentage of protein goes up to 28-34%.

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1 - 2 - 3 Easy Feeding Guidelines

Each dog is an individual with different lifestyles and metabolisms. The following are only guidelines. Before starting the NDF2 diet, weigh your dog. The amounts listed are for dogs that get about 2 hours of exercise per day. If your dog starts to gain weight, reduce the amounts equally. If your dog starts to lose weight, increase the amounts equally. Feed this new amount for one week and then weigh your dog again. Adjust according to your dog's healthy weight.

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How Much to Feed

Chart represents amounts for ONE meal. Dog should be fed TWO meals/day.

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C=Cup, T= Tablespoon

 

 

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Feeding Puppies

(7 weeks to 7 months through teething)


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.

Step 1:
Weigh your puppy.

Step 2:
Double the amount of food designated for your puppy’s weight.
Example: Puppy weighs 12 lbs - feed for a 25 lb dog.

Step 3:
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 1⁄3 cup NDF2, 1⁄3 cup protein and 2⁄3 cup water. This equals 1 feeding.

Step 4:
Feed the 1 feeding 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 1/3 cups NDF2, 1 1/3 cups protein and 2 2/3 cups water.

Step 5:
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.

Benefits of Feeding NDF2

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The Transition

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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.

Each ingredient is tested when it enters the facility for E. Coli, fungus, salmonella, listeria and mold. After every batch is prepared, the batch is assay tested again 3 times to make sure there is no E. Coli, fungi, salmonella, listeria and mold. Volhard takes every precaution to make sure the product you receive is a safe and nutritious product!

Reviews

Reviews (68)

Mike H Aug 7th 2021

helped with liver levels

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!

Andrea T Jul 26th 2021

Natural Diet Foundation

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.

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