The Volhard AM/PM diet is a 2 part foundation mix designed to separate the digestion of carbohydrates and protein over the course of a day’s feeding. The Volhard AM/PM diet was formulated to help heal dogs suffering with GI issues, recovering from illness or injury or senior dogs needing an easier digestive choice.
The breakfast meal -AM Porridge- contains cereal grains, egg, vitamins, molasses and a few other ingredients to which the pet parent adds a vegetable and a small amount of yogurt/kefir to balance the meal. Vegetables and grains are used for energy, proper digestion, stool formation and correct functioning of the thyroid gland.
The dinner meal - PM Crumble- consists of freeze dried liver, vitamins, minerals, oils, herbs and fruit to which the pet parent adds the primary ingredient of protein (raw or cooked muscle meat).
Together these two foundation mixes along with the necessary additions provide a complete and balanced fresh healthy meal. Raw feeding has never been simpler!
AM/PM was formulated under the guidance of a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist to outperform the nutritional levels for all breeds, sizes and activity levels for adult dogs. 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.
PM Crumble Ingredients
Wheat Bran, Wheat Germ, Dried Chicken Livers, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Brewer’s Yeast, Dried Apple, Cod Liver Oil (Omega 3), Parsley, Kelp, Alfalfa, Dandelion Root, Apple Cider Vinegar, Rosemary, Garlic, Ginger, Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate), Natural Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)
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 Guidelines Are Per Day
BREAKFAST MEAL - PUT AM PORRIDGE INTO A DOG BOWL, ADD YOGURT, VOLHARD VEGGIE PAK, AND WATER. MIX AND SERVE
DINNER MEAL - PUT PM CRUMBLE INTO A DOG BOWL, ADD MEAT, AND WATER. MIX AND SERVE
DAYS 1-5 : PM Crumble, 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
AM/PM can be stored unopened in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. After opening,
AM/PM must be stored in the fridge or freezer and is good for 6 months after opening.
Add a small amount of AM (veggies and yogurt) and/or PM (meat) to the kibble you are feeding your dog now and mix with water. As the week progresses, gradually increase the amount of the diet at each mealtime, veggies, yogurt, meat, and water as appropriate while 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 your dog again after four weeks. Increase or decrease the amount you feed accordingly.
Recommended Protein: 80/20 beef.
I reviewed this product a few years ago. I had fed a raw dog food from a very good company rotating with the AM and PM diet. I have to say, my dogs do so very well on the AM and PM diet. They tended to have occasional diarrhea on just raw but they have great stools on the AM and PM. I think the philosophy of feeding the cereal, yogurt, and veggies in the morning and the meat at night makes a great amount of sense. I was concerned about feeding oats and wheat products but my dogs are doing fantastic. I compete in dog agility with 2 of my 4 Shelties. They have great energy, and their coats are gorgeous! I will continue feeding this. The AM and PM diets are worth every penny! I have a 15 1/2-year-old girl with Cushing's disease. She is doing great! Thanks for these great products!
So easy to prepare. So much better for them then dry kibble. I am very happy with it as are my 3 fur babies.
My dogs like this food and eat it right up! Also it is very easy to prepare just adding the protein and water to it.
Complete, maximum nutrition! Makes a terrific dinner, or breakfast for two high energy field Chesapeakes in field training!
Good product I have been feeding my 2 labs for year. That was when 20 Lb bag was reasonable. Now produce is way over priced so maybe I will choose another product. Sorry
I feed this along with the Am porridge to my senior dogs. They love it, and they seem to have more energy. It smells amazing. Wholesome ingredients, and so easy to prepare! Thanks for these great products!