Volhard Dog Training and Nutrition
Volhard Dog Training  and Nutrition

Natural Diet Foundation 2 (NDF 2)

The Smart Diet for Smart Dogs

Hypoallergenic with no GMO (Genetically Modified) products added!

For quality, convenience and cost, NDF 2 is the ultimate raw and natural dog food for dogs of all life stages. NDF 2 is a dehydrated food based on the Natural Diet recipe developed by Wendy Volhard, which has been clinically tested for over 30 years and has improved the health, vitality and longevity of dogs. All you add is your dog’s favorite meat and water.

The ingredients are human-grade, not by-products or leftovers deemed unfit for human consumption. During processing only moisture is extracted, so that the integrity of the vitamins, minerals and amino acids is maintained, which revitalize when hydrated with water. Herbs have been added to support the liver, kidneys, heart, stomach and the digestive tract of the dog.

NDF 2 is suitable for dogs with a history of digestive upsets and is used by breeders, trainers and pet owners who wish to have long-lived, healthy dogs.

NDF 2 contains only natural preservatives and should be refrigerated after opening.

5lb bag - $45.00 plus S/H

10lb bag - $65.00 plus S/H


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The meat and water you add will be the heaviest ingredients, followed by: Oats, Wheat Bran, Chicken Liver, Wheat Germ, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Brewers Yeast, Dried Apples, Carrots, Molasses, Eggs, Buckwheat Groats, Safflower Oil, (Omega 6), Cod Liver Oil (Omega 3), Parsley, Kelp, Alfalfa, Burdock Root, Dandelion Root, Rosemary, Garlic, Ginger, Yucca, Diatomaceous Earth, Vitamin C (Calc. Ascorbate), Vitamin E, Natural Mix Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Montmorillonite. Fermented Probiotics: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacillus Subtilis, Bifidobactrium, Bifidobacterium longum, Enterococcus faecalis,  Schidigera, Chelated Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper and Cobalt, Vitamin B Complex consisting of - Choline Chloride, Niacin, Riboflavin, d Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamin, Pyridoxine, Biotin, Vitamin A and D 3, Selenium.

NDF 2 does NOT contain corn, rye, gluten meal, soy, spinach, celery, bell peppers, tomatoes, artificial preservatives, artificial coloring, trans fats or genetically modified products.

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein - min. 15.0%, Crude Fat - min. 7.0%, Crude Fiber - max. 8.0%, Moisture - max. 10.0%. When protein is added (80/20 raw beef, lamb or cooked chicken with skin on) the percentage of protein increases from 28 to-34 %.

How Much to Feed

Dogs, just like people, have different metabolisms and activity levels. The amounts suggested are guidelines. For very active dogs the amounts can be increased, and for less active dogs decreased. You can add more or less water according to your dog’s preference.  Always have fresh water available.

The daily amount of food to feed your dog is listed below. Divide this amount into two portions - feed one in the morning and the other in the evening.  

Feed the following amounts of NDF 2, protein and water, each, for a dog weighing:

5 lbs - 1/8 C
10 lbs - 1/4 C
25 lbs - 1/2 C
30-45 lbs - 3/4 C
50 lbs - 1 C
75 lbs - 1 1/2 C
100 lbs - 2 C
125-150 lbs - 2 1/2 C

NDF 2 is a dehydrated product. A 10-lb bag of NDF 2 will feed a 60-lb dog for approximately one month.

To prevent digestive upsets when changing from kibble to NDF 2, transition your dog over a period of about 7 days. Feed equal amounts twice a day. If you are already feeding a raw diet, you can make the transition immediately.

The Transition: Add a small amount of NDF 2 and meat to the kibble you are feeding your dog now and mix with water. As the week progresses, gradually increase the amount of NDF, 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. 

Puppies: 7 weeks to 7 months.

Puppies 7 weeks through teething are fed four times a day an amount that is double their weight. For example, if you have a 12-lb puppy, use the guidelines for a 25-lb dog. Divide into four meals. Feed one meal at 8 a.m., one at noon, one at 4 p.m. and the last at 8 p.m. When the puppy is through teething, reduce feeding to three times a day and decrease the amount slightly. Gradually increase the amount you feed as your puppy grows. Dogs go through growth spurts up until 2 years of age and you may have to increase the amount fed for a short period of time. Around  6 to 7 months, reduce to two feedings following the guidelines for the weight of your dog.