Natural Diet Foundation 2 Chicken

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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!

All Volhard diets and supplements have been formulated under the guidance of a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist. All diets are formulated to not just meet, but exceed, the daily requirements.

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 Chicken Liver Ingredients

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 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.

56 Reviews

  • 5
    NDF2 chicken

    Posted by Staci Amy on Feb 3rd 2023

    FANTASTIC! Transitioned over with zero problems for our 10 year old westie and 6 month old Labrador puppy! So easy to mix and the dogs LOVE it! Feels so great to know we are giving our dogs the best nutrition and setting them up for such a great life! Thank you!

  • 5

    Posted by Lindsay on Jan 11th 2023

    I have a geriatric Labrador with beginning liver disease. She has become increasingly fussy with what she eats, oftentimes missing breakfast and just not wanting to eat much. I have been chasing different kibbles, toppers, etc and she will be uninterested in a couple of days. I have wanted to try this but never made the jump. I am so glad that I finally did. She is perkier, interested in eating, and actually licks her bowl clean! I could cry with happiness, as it is hard to watch your friend of 13 years worsen by the day. Thank you Volhard, she and the rest of my crew will be on this for the rest of their lives.

  • 5
    Natural Diet Foundation 2

    Posted by Renee Miller on Nov 7th 2022

    We have two picky pitties. Our oldest is 13 and has mild renal failure. The vet prescribed the K/D Diet from Hill’s Science Diet. He hated it. Seeing him not eat made our 4 yr. old pitty also refuse to eat. I went to a raw diet which I can control the protein amounts. With chatting with the veterinarian nutritionist at Volhard we now have a diet that both dogs love. They are both athletes and they have more energy than ever. Our 13 yr old was experiencing arthritis and this has even gone away. Their weight is perfect and we could not be happier with this food!! I also make a green superfood containing fruits and vegetables that I also add to the food.

  • 5
    Amazing food for our dogs!

    Posted by Kit on Nov 7th 2022

    We have been so thrilled with using Volhard. Our 14+ year old lab has literally become a different dog on this food. She is so eager to eat now that it is astonishing. Her coat is the best that it has ever been, so we are delighted with the benefits that she is deriving from this diet. Thank you, Volhard!

  • 5
    Great products!

    Posted by Carol Coughlin on Jul 28th 2022

    We switched to Volhard pet food for our 11-year-old Labradoodle. She previously had multiple several bouts of pancreatitis due to food allergies and, as a result, was on a vet-prescribed dog food which she did not like. We switched over to Volhard at the recommendation of a friend. Hershey loves her Volhard diet and is very healthy and happy. Highly recommend! We also started our new pup on the Volhard diet as well.

  • 5
    NDF 2

    Posted by Barbara Hendricks on Jul 5th 2022

    We have been using Natural Diet Foundation 2 for about 8 years now with my Chocolate Lab. She loves it. It came highly recommended and I definitely pass on my recommendations. I feel I am giving her a very healthy and moist meal.

  • 5
    The Best!!!!!

    Posted by Gorgina Camacho on Jun 25th 2022

    The best dog food I have ever given my dog. I struggled for a year to find a good food brand for my baby. I wanted to stick with raw since it is the healthiest. It’s perfect for my Rottweiler!

  • 5

    Posted by Gail Browne-McDonald on Dec 22nd 2021

    I have been using Volhard for years - my dogs' love it, it is easy to prepare. I add kefir and kale to the mix. And sometimes other fruits and veggies depending on what is in season. My dogs are healthy and hardy and very, very happy!

  • 5
    Healthy Happy Dogs

    Posted by Tiffani Hallan on Dec 21st 2021

    I was a long time Volhard book diet feeder years ago. I fell to the ease of commercial food but always had one issue or another. I tried the pork liver NDF2 for my dogs and they are all thriving. 2 adults a poodle and chihuahua and a puppy toy poodle all doing quite well. My older poodles coat is super thick and my chihuahuas chronic dry skin and thin coat is a thing of the past. Time will tell with our puppy as he’s been here a week and just fully transitioned to it 3 days ago.

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