Rescue Diet

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The Volhard Rescue diet is a dehydrated base mix which is hypo-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, grain-free gluten-free. Like Volhard’s other diets, the pet parent adds the primary ingredient- protein(raw or cooked) which can be rotated or tailored to the dog's needs.    The Rescue diet was formulated to help heal dogs suffering with food intolerances, GI issues, recovering from illness or injury or needing a food low on the glycemic index. . The ingredients in this diet have been specifically chosen to be safe for use for a multitude of issues and the diet tested on dogs with vet assistance, clinical blood work and other testing to show improvements in anti-inflammatory results. Rescue can be a temporary diet during the healing phase or a lifetime long diet for canines that can not tolerate grains. 

Rescue is a dehydrated foundation base mix that supports the liver, kidney, heart, lungs, stomach, and digestive tract with the included . The ingredients in the Rescue diet include; a freeze dried USDA inspected organ meat (liver), a rainbow of vegetables, various supportive herbs, and other functional foods. Raw feeding has never been simpler!

Rescue 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 are non-GMO, organic, preservative-free, and sourced in the USA.

Rescue Diet Ingredients

Pumpkin, Zucchini, Beets, Tapioca , Sunflower seed (Organic), Broccoli, Dicalcium Phosphate, Coconut Meal, Pork Liver (Freeze Dried), Pork Liver Powder, Calcium Carbonate, Safflower Oil (Omega 6), Raw Coconut Oil (Organic), Fermented Plum, Oregano, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, Ginger, Kelp (Organic), Flaxseed Oil, Garlic, Diatomaceous Earth, Parsley, Burdock Root, Choline Chloride, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Milk Thistle, Magnesium Oxide, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Manganese, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Biotin, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Copper, Pyridoxine, Selenium, Vitamin A and D3

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 Guideline Are Per Day




DAYS 1-5 : RESCUE, 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 Guildelines


RESCUE can be stored unopened in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. After opening,

RESCUE must be stored in the fridge or freezer and is good for 6 months after opening.

The Transition

Add a small amount of RESCUE and meat to the kibble you are feeding your dog now and mix with water. As the week progresses, gradually increase the amount of RESCUE, 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.

47 Reviews

  • 5
    Awesome- so glad we switched!

    Posted by HC on Dec 1st 2022

    Our puppy has a sensitive stomach. We switched him over from a very high-quality kibble to the Volhard Rescue diet. He has not had a stomach upset since! He loves the food, it smells fantastic. We cook the hamburger to add to it, we do not feed it raw. Highly recommend this food, it is honestly a good bang for the buck. As far as I can tell it is working out almost the same cost-wise as feeding the kibble we used to feed. If you do not have time to cook from scratch for your dog, this is the next best thing!

  • 5
    Help for Pancreatitis

    Posted by Maria Davis on Sep 20th 2022

    My 12-year-old mixed-breed male has been on NDF2 since we adopted him at age 2. But in the past 6 months, he has had a couple of bouts with pancreatitis. So, I reached out to the Volhard team to see what changes we could make. We were switched to the Rescue Diet (as well as changing his protein). He loved the taste and it certainly helped him recover. We are back on the NDF2 now, but keep the Rescue Diet on hand, just in case!

  • 5

    Posted by Jen on Sep 7th 2022

    We have been on this for about 3 weeks. We were referred to try this due to my doodle sensitivity to digesting proteins and continued to get sores all over his abdomen. Since being on this they have decreased. I am looking forward to them completely going away the longer we are on this food

  • 5
    Rescue Diet

    Posted by Faye on Jul 27th 2022

    My 8 year old German Shepherd loves it. Her ear infection is slowly lessening since starting about 6 weeks ago. At this point, I find it is worth the money.

  • 5

    Posted by Jeanne Rosen on Mar 22nd 2022

    My vet recommended that I give my dog Forest this nutritional support after he became blind with SARDS. He seems to really enjoy it. It has helped cut down on the craving for food that comes with the condition. He has lost some of the inflammation as well. He had always suffered from some indigestion prior to this and most of that has cleared up.

  • 5

    Posted by Marcia Bordelon on Mar 1st 2022

    This food has turned my elder PomX s life around. (Elmo) He is over 16 yrs and has been on it for approximately 10mos. He had terrible itchy skin , smelled awful, had lost at least 50% of his coat and was miserable. He now eats with gusto smells good has a full beautiful coat and his old strut back in his walk. Thank you Wendy!

  • 5
    NDF 2

    Posted by Marcia Bordelon on Mar 1st 2022

    Best dog food I’ve ever fed my dogs. They appear to thrive on it.

  • 5
    Best food ever!

    Posted by Kim on Feb 15th 2022

    My dogs are doing great on this food

  • 5
    Rescue Diet

    Posted by Gwen Williams on Feb 4th 2022

    Rescue Diet has surely rescued my yellow lab Raegan from continuing down a bad road. She has had a history of ear infections, and had to have ear ablation surgery a few years ago to remove her badly damaged ear canal (damaged from a lifetime of infections). I found The Rescue Diet from a breeder who uses it on one of her dogs, and I decided to give it a try with my Raegan. She has lost weight since starting it (as she needed to) and her ear she has left has never looked better! She is back to being her happy self, and I know it is because of this food. My only negative is that I didn’t find it sooner!

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