All of your Animal Product Needs in One Place

best-private-label-pet-food-mfgLocated in Burlington 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.

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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?

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  • 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.

Samples

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.

Compliance

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.

Palatability

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!

Flexibility

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.

 

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Monthly Archives: February 2018

How to Ensure Supplements Are Safe for Your Pet?

Pet SupplementsOur pets are living longer, but with those extra years come a range of drawbacks: age-related health issues. A lot of pet owners turn to pet supplements in the hopes of turning back the clock. According to Packaged Facts, pet owners spend around $1.3 billion on treats or supplements with nutritional benefits for their pets. Cognitive dysfunction and joint deterioration contributed the most to those sales. Other reasons for the popularity of pet supplements include:

  • Vitamin deficiencies – Vitamin deficiencies, especially vitamin D is pretty common in pets since it is difficult to acquire from a regular diet. However, many pet owners have found plant-based multivitamins to be an excellent source of key vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, B, C, D, and K.
  • Oral health problems – Just like humans, pets can also easily become prone to a poor oral health, which in turn can negatively affect their overall health. Some pet supplements are designed to minimize tartar buildup in pets, thus supporting their dental health.
  • A weak immune system – As pets get old, their immune systems weaken, thus making their bodies more vulnerable. An animal with a weakened system gets sick often and for long periods of time. Pet supplements help overcome this problem by strengthening the immune system due to the presence of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins C, E, and B6, iron, folate, selenium, etc.

 

How To Make Sure That Supplements Are Safe For Your Pet?

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While pet supplements are a great source of all the key vitamins and minerals, they might not always be the safest option for consumption. This is because the market is overflowing with numerous pet supplements brands and products, some of which may not be suitable for the health of your pet. However, there are certain steps you can take that will help you assess if the supplements are for your pet.

 

  1. Read the labels – check the back of the product and see whether the supplements contain the vitamins and/or minerals that your pet requires. Keep in mind that giving an excess of a certain nutrient to your pet can be just as dangerous as having a deficiency of that very same nutrient. So for instance, if your dog is not diagnosed with an iron deficiency, then buying supplements that contain 70% iron will not be the safest option. Moreover, check on the back to see who formulated the Pet Supplementssupplements. Was it a vet, an animal nutritionist, or an herbalist? If you have access to the internet, it is a good idea to quickly look the formulator on the internet and assess their qualification and experience related to animals.
  2. Check where the supplements were manufactured, and see if the country of origin has a “certificate of purity” for every ingredient that they used.
  3. See if the manufacturing company complies with the standards of GMPC and whether it has an FDA-approved facility?

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Five Reasons You Should Give Your Pet Supplements

It has become commonplace for humans to incorporate a daily multivitamin as part of their daily diet. There are different formulations designed for young kids, kids, middle-aged adults, senior citizens, and so on. It stands to reason that just as human beings can benefit from adding their meals with minerals and vitamins that are not easily available in their close environment, so might our pets also benefit from supplements designed particularly for their needs. In fact, a lot of pet owners have already discovered the many health benefits of pet supplements, whether via a vet’s recommendation or their research.

Five Reasons You Should Give Your Pet Supplements

pet supplements1. Your pet has vitamin deficiencies–there may be more than one reason why your pet may be vitamin deficient. Vitamin deficiencies, especially vitamin D is pretty common since it is difficult to obtain from the diet. However, a good way around this problem is to feed your pet plant-based multivitamins that offer a good supply of key vitamins, including vitamin A, B, C, D, and K.

2. Your pet has oral health problems – pets, especially dogs, can easily become prone to a poor oral health, which in turn can adversely affect the rest of their health. From heart disease to infections, poor dental health can take a toll on your pet’s overall health. There are numerous pet oral health supplements, such as Pettura, that help fight tartar and support dental health.

pet supplements3. Your pet experiences joint Discomfort – it is common for pets, especially older ones, to become more vulnerable to joint pain and arthritis. If your pet is one of them, then it is time you consulted your vet about supplements that will help your pet overcome the pain. For this issue, chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine are the dream team when it comes to supplements since they help strengthen and support joints in all dog breeds. Your vet will be able to recommend you the correct dose, so make sure to check with them before feeding your pet a new supplement.

4. Your pet eats homemade food – if your pet lives on homemade food, there is a good chance that they may not be getting the optimum intake of vitamins and minerals as they need. This is because cooking destroys most of the nutrients, plus you may be able to prepare a well-balanced diet for your pet regarding nutrition, which may end up leaving up deficient in certain nutritional aspects. While there is nothing wrong with feeding homemade food to your pet, it is still one of those cases where you might need supplements to compensate for the loss or lack of nutrition.

pet supplements5. Your pet has a weaker immune system – if your pet gets sick often or very easily, that might indicate a weak immune system. In such a case, your vet may be able to recommend a pet supplement that will help support a healthier body.

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