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: June 2019

Product Development, Marketing, and Compliance for Pet Product Mfg

best-pet-product-manufacturing-01Pet products constitute a growing industry. Start-up companies and small business are now hiring contract manufacturers for their pet products and treats. The private label manufacturing services assist in the whole process. Starting from the initial concept of the product to its formulation, designing to packaging and distribution –they cater all.

Before its placement in the store shelf, a pet product goes through many stages. You can get a variety of pet products made as per your requirements. If you make the right choice, it will help ensure a smooth journey.

Product Development

The first stage is product development. It all begins with a concept. You may already have an idea for your product and know what you need. Once you hire a private label company, all you have to do is to provide them the details with specifications. Then it’s the company’s job to manufacture the product as per your needs. If you have provided a list of ingredients to the contractors, their researchers can suggest if the ingredients will be effective to the product or not?

private-label-pet-food-prod-dev-02If you trust a private label manufacturing service with product formulation, the company’s research team takes charge. They look for the best science-based solution for the animals’ health. The researchers ensure to test all possible combinations of ingredients for the product.

The formulator tests all ingredients or raw materials for purity, taste, and quality before adding to the product. Reputed private labels have data systems to track down the origin of the product ingredients. The practice helps to respond quickly in case of an ingredient recall.

Companies can ensure quality standards only if they enforce good manufacturing practices. There are many pet products available in the market. To make your product stand out, manufacturers offer a variety of delivery options. Extruded chews are the most common form of pet products. Others include soft chews, tablets, capsules, powder, liquids, gel an extruded sticks.

Marketing

Some private labels do not provide services for designing the product. However, one-stop shop service providers help in this stage as well. Two important factors for product branding are its shape and size. Your formula is meeting all the quality standards, but if its packaging is not appealing, it may become a disadvantage.

Third party labels help you to create the best design for the product. Website content and product promotional material are also effective marketing tools. Though the formula is the key factor; a perfect design also plays a part in promoting a product.

Compliance

private-label-mfg-pet-products-compliance-info-03An important step is to make sure that the pet product complies with the health and safety standards of the industry. The main body for regulating pet products is the US Food and Drug Association (FDA).  FDA, along with the State Department of Agriculture, works together for the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFFCO).

AAFCO develops the regulation laws for labeling, selling, and manufacturing of commercial pet feeds. It also provides a list of verified ingredients for manufacturing pet feeds.

All pet products have to comply with certain labeling requirements –such as weight, or volume. AAFFCO puts a restriction to the claims about the product. No label can ever contain false claims about the effectiveness of the product.

Bottom Line

As a contract manufacturer of animal health products and treats, Green Mountain Animal, LLC is committed to quality and safe pet products. We offer unique formulation for your animal products with a wide range of delivery options.

Contact us today for your custom animal health product or treat.

GREEN MOUNTAIN ANIMAL LLC
397 Patchen Road, Suite 2
South Burlington, VT 05403
802-752-4738

Can CBD help my pet?

can-cbd-help-my-pet-01Can CBD Help my pet? Cannabidiol is a natural substance found in the cannabisand hemp plants. CBD has proven to be miraculous and therapeutic because of its effective healing properties. CBD has a close connection with THC, tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is a compound present marijuana plant extracts and is responsible for getting the patient high. This happens because it tends to activate the person’s thinking, memory and pleasure. The high effect of this compound makes it illegal in almost all parts of the world.

CBD is sold in gels, oils and supplements for easy consumption. Its health effects are identical to those of THC minus the high. The use of CBD is now becoming increasingly common because it helps cure a lot of health problems. Including anxiety, seizures and even back pain.

For Pets

cbd-info-animals-pets-private-label-product-mfg-02In addition to humans, CBD is also used for pets in oil form. CBD and THC interconnect with the endocannabinoid system. Endocannaboid has receptors that respond to THC and CBD and are responsible for keeping the body in a healthy state. THC sometimes causes euphoria, pleasure and relaxation when interacting with the receptors.

Giving CBD oil to your dog is especially effective when it comes to countering panic disorders and anxiety. Your dog is anxious if you have noticed continuous barking and tremors. It will also reduce hyperactive activity and help your dog relax. If your dog is in pain or going through a seizure, you may give him CBD oil to ease his pain. CBD is a very effective pain killer.

CBD is also famously known for its anti inflammatory and appetite stimulation properties. It means that it helps with nausea and fights bacteria, reducing the risk of cancer. IT slows down malignant growth; dogs can suffer from colon cancer.

CBD also makes sure that the body is functioning properly and the organs are doing what they are supposed to do. This is called homeostasis. During illnesses, this balance tends to lose its proper order and that’s when CBD strikes in. These oils help bring it back.

Many dog owners give their dogs CBD, not only to avoid illnesses but also to ensure that their overall health is stable.

Potential Side Effects

custom-formulations-cbd-pet-animal-products-03CBD may cause drowsiness and wanting to sleep all the time. In humans, this side effect can be very problematic because it can hinder their routine activities. However in animals it is not very alarming. Secondly, CBD can cause the mouth to dry up due to lack of saliva production. This will result in extreme thirst almost all the time. Also, high doses of CBD may lead to a decrease in blood pressure. This is not fatal but it can cause mild light headedness. It is very important to note that there are no fix amounts of doses set by the US Food and Drug Administration as of yet. So, it is best to consult a veterinarian first. Also, invest in high quality CBD oils because there are cheaper alternatives available in the market. They are not always safe to use, and so you should avoid buying them for your pet.

Bottom-Line

To conclude, yes CBD is safe and legal in most states. It does help with many health related problems in humans and is now in use in oil form to overcome health issues in dogs. The compound is a magical stress reliever. It does so by producing high levels of serotonin (happiness) hormone in the brain, which results in instant happiness.

If you are looking for the best CBD-based products for your pet, Green Mountain Animal can help you with the best formula.