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The "prey model" diet attempts to simulate the proportions of an actual in a pet's diet. Actual whole prey are used whenever possible, including whole rabbits, chickens, game hens and turkeys. Generally, the diet recommends 80% meat (including some 'meaty' organs such as heart), 10% bone and 10% organs (of which half is liver). Proponents of the whole prey model diet believe dogs and cats are both natural carnivores and therefore there is no nutritional or dietary need for anything other than meat, bones, and organs. The supporters of the prey model also focus on feeding meats from a wide variety of animals. Some also add small amounts of vegetable matter to simulate the consumption of stomach contents of prey animals.

How about veggies? Do veggies form part of natural diets for dogs? You may ask.

I fed my dog raw grass-fed dog food which I purchased on line from Slankers Grass Fed Meats. Considering what most farmed animals are fed today (grains, corn, etc. ), the meat sold at the grocery store isn’t the same as a dog’s natural diet would be. Even though a raw pet food diet cost more than canned pet food or kibble, the money saved on vet bills offsets this. This is a good article to read for both dogs and cats:

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In addition to the above food ingredients, natural supplements should be added to your dog's diet. Adult dogs should be fed either once or twice per day. When you first start feeding Natural Balance® L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets® Potato & Duck Dry Dog Formula, we suggest starting with the amounts recommended in the table. Energy requirements vary with environmental conditions, temperature and activity of your dog. The amount of food should always be adjusted to suit your dog's needs.

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Adult dogs should be fed either once or twice per day. When you first start feeding Natural Balance® L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets® Potato & Duck Dry Dog Formula, we suggest starting with the amounts recommended in the table. Energy requirements vary with environmental conditions, temperature and activity of your dog. The amount of food should always be adjusted to suit your dog's needs.

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Commercial pet foods, whether dry, canned, or soft-moist, are highly processed convenience foods, and that convenience usually carries a high price in terms of nutritional quality. Nearly all of them use inexpensive poor quality protein sources, such as diseased meat and organs condemned for human consumption. Most are laced with preservatives and food coloring. Canned foods have high levels of lead, dry foods have rancid fat, and soft-moist foods contain up to 25% sugar. Even the best commercial pet foods are highly processed and thoroughly cooked, so there are no fresh or raw foods in the diet. This also destroys many of the vitamins, which are added at low levels to begin with. Commercial pet foods bear little or no resemblance to the diets that dogs or cats would naturally choose for themselves in the wild.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.

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. Refrigerate or freeze upon receipt.

Ingredients:
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), Apple Cider Vinegar, 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.

Find your dog's weight on the chart. Feed the following amounts of NDF 2 twice a day. We recommend 80/20 beef for the average dog. If your dog prefers chicken you may want to run boiling water over it, or lightly cook it, before serving.