All of your Animal Product Needs in One Place

best-private-label-pet-food-mfgLocated in Milton Vermont, we specialize in producing & packaging premium quality extruded products for dogs and cats. Our Product Development team is available to help you bring your new product ideas to market with an emphasis on safety & quality. We are pleased to offer low minimum order size requirements to facilitate the launch of new products for our customers.


Green Mountain Animal, LLC is a complete one-stop shop for all your custom formulation needs for companion animal health products and treats. We are experts in innovative formulation and product quality with the ability to manufacture and source a wide variety of delivery options—including extruded chews, extruded sticks, tablets, capsules, powders, gels and liquids—for your unique product.

As a contract manufacturer of animal health products and treats, we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality and safety throughout the manufacturing process. Contact us today to learn how we can help you create your custom animal health product or treat.


Why Work with Green Mountain Animal, LLC?


  • Science-based company led by seasoned industry and technical experts
  • Custom formulations with low minimums and competitive prices
  • Private label manufacturing of innovative, consumer driven products
  • Core leadership in National Animal Supplement Council (NASC)
  • USA-based manufacturer
  • We keep our promises

Product Development

Our experienced product development team can assist you with formulating your custom products to make a product that dogs and cats will crave while working within your budget.


To ensure that your products meet your standards for flavor and texture, we will make small sample batches for you to review. We know your time is valuable so we pride ourselves on our ability to make samples quickly using our small laboratory equipment and our full size extruders.


Dale Metz, CEO of Green Mountain Animal, is the Vice President and a founding member of the National Animal Supplement Council. With his 14 years of experience working with the FDA and Center for Veterinary Medicine, we can help you navigate the confusing world of regulatory compliance.


Green Mountain Animal has relationships with many of the animal rescue groups in our area so we have an ample supply of taste-testers to give us feed back on our flavors. The best formula in the world will not do any good if the animals will not eat it!


We know that you have great ideas for your new products so our facilities allow for a variety of packaging options to suit your needs. Our equipment can handle small or large batch sizes so you do not have to make a major volume commitment when launching a new product.

Full Service

From formulation and ingredient sourcing to packaging and shipping, Green Mountain Animal does it all to provide you with a finished product that is ready to put on the store shelf.



Monthly Archives: March 2017

Small Lot Contract Manufacturing of Animal Products

Small Lot Contract Manufacturing of Animal ProductsAre you a new company or do you have a brand new idea for a new pet food, treat or supplement? Today, Americans view their pets as a member of the family. They give pets more food options, allow them to be pickier about what they eat, and they demand a higher quality of food as well. Some people even offer human grade product to dogs and cats. If you want to play a role in giving consumers the products they want, but you do not want to launch a large brand just yet, you may need to look for a small lot contract manufacturing company to get started.

Why Small Lots Matter

In such a competitive industry, it has never been more important to ensure consumers have access to the products they want. However, it is not always advisable to launch a product with extensive product inventory when you are unsure how well it will work. Keep in mind that many products that enter the market do not remain their long term because of the competitiveness. Small lots can make it more affordable and more accessible for companies just getting a product out onto shelves to make only what they need so less is wasted in the process.

What to Look for in a Small Lot Manufacturer

Looking for a small lot contract manufacturing company for animal products starts with looking for a company that offers this service. Not all product manufacturers do. There are many reasons they may not including the cost limitations. However, you should never sacrifice quality here. Look for a manufacturer that can promise:

    • Readily available ingredients and supplements
    • Consistent high protein concentration to meet product demands
    • High stability of the product
    • Reductions in bacterial or viral concerns
    • USDA inspection of ingredients and final product as needed
    • Highly cost-effective ingredients and overall product

Quality is most important, especially in small lot investments. It is in these initial investments, after all, that your final product’s success will be. If you cannot do well in this area, you may not be able to launch fully. That is why it is so important to seek out a specialized small lot contract manufacturer who you can depend on to provide exceptional service and attention to your needs no matter what your animal product is, what it will cost to make, or how large your production is.

Product Development for Animal Products

There is a great deal that goes into the process of developing an animal product. Perhaps you have created a unique recipe for a dog chew. You may have created a product you know pets like your own will appreciate and perhaps it is even good for them. When choosing a company to help you to take your idea or prototype and turn it into a profitable product, there are many things to keep in mind. One of those things is the product development phase.

Even those who have a solid idea and plan, with a workable product, still need to take into consideration the development phase.

 The Right Company Aids in Product Development

Product Development for Animal ProductsProduct development for animal products can be a complex component of the process of getting your product to the next level. When you choose the right manufacturing company for animal products, the company itself can often help you with the development process. There’s much that goes into this just from the manufacturing point of view.

    • What regulatory requirements are in place for your product? If you plan to sell internationally – which is more in reach today than ever before for companies – you need to meet a much wider number of requirements.
    • What about the ingredient list? Are you using the best ingredients for your product and, if so, are they cost effective? You also need to consider the availability of products, the efficiency of using one product over enough, and the stability of those products
    • Product development can also help you with the design process. Depending on the product, you may need help with sizing and shape. Textile features are important. In addition to this, the company may be able to help you with other aspects of the process including the design and branding of packaging.

TProduct Development for Animal Productshere is a great deal that goes into the product development of animal products. Not only does the product need to be a good product with benefits to the pet and the pet must like and want to use it, but you also have to sell it to the consumer. While this may initially seem like a marketing task, the development of the product will impact the outcome in every situation. In short, companies must invest in the right animal product manufacturer to ensure every component of the process goes the way it should create success.