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 Pork Liver Ingredients
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 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!
Feeding Guide Are Per Day
1. PUT NDF2 INTO A DOG BOWL
2. ADD PROTEIN AND WATER
3. MIX AND SERVE
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
FOR PUPPIES LARGER THAN 60 LBS AT 6 MONTHS CONTACT US
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.
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.
Hershey loves to eat again
The nutrition specialist at Volhard helped with the diet combo for our senior dog with food sensitivities. She LOVES the food! Thank you, Volhard!
Volhard has been an easy transition. My 11 & 12 year old mixed breed boys have been on this food for a year now and they have energy, they sleep well, beautiful coats, no vomiting, no diarrhea, no bad breath, strong teeth, reduced skin allergies...I could go on and on. We will never go back to kibble. Yes, it's a little more money per month but we are saving hundreds in reduced vet visits. And we have peace of mind. Thank you Volhard!
Consistency of product is great, dogs love it and it comes very well sealed!
Volhard dry food
My Rottweiler Berlin loves Volhard Dog Nutrition with raw beef or fish. There is never anything left in the bowl. My dog has excellent eliminations!
My Dog Loves It
My dog just loves this food. She actually licks the bowl!
NDF2 is fantastic
My dog's health, coat, and skin have been amazing since feeding this product. She no longer suffers from horrible allergies that left her miserable. She has no need for allergy/itch medications. Her health and wellness checks are always superb.
So much easier than I imagined!!
Our first dog, his breeder suggested we keep him on a raw diet. Well, that did not last because 13 years ago, it was difficult to manage the meals using all raw. When we got our new puppy, our breeder (the same breeder we had for our 1st dog), asked us to keep his diet raw and introduced us to Volhard. We pre package the ingredients, put them in the freezer to keep. When we are ready to mix, we thaw the meat, add Volhard to our storage container and mix up a batch which lasts three days. It is so easy and our puppy loves it!! Thank YOU Volhard :)
Natural Foundation Diet 2 (c)
Outstanding and amazing dog food. So happy our trainer recommend this to us for our puppy. We see the difference.
I switched my newer pup to NDF2 from his regular kibble after his vet brought up concerns with him not putting on enough weight and having a pretty significant heart murmur. He was previously eating 5.5-6 cups of kibble per day and weighing somewhere in the low 70s. With NDF2 he is eating less volume, but has put on 5 pounds, has better energy and his coat has improved! I did a lot of research on which brand to purchase, and which was most cost effective. The $145 price tag originally surprised me, but after doing the math and adding the cost of the protein to be added, I am paying just about the same as I was when strictly buying kibble. Highly recommend!