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: November 2019

Private Label Mfg of Pet Products: The Process Explained

If you are a pet parent, you must have been to a pet or grocery store for buying a pet treat. Your browsing history may be all about pet food sites because you are a passionate pet owner. You are probably one of those pet owners who pay a lot of attention to their pet’s well being. You may have observed the emerging trends in pet food.

The pet food and treat markets have become highly competitive and dynamic. With the increasing demands of pet products, companies now prefer private label manufacturers to formulate their products.

What is Private Label Mfg?

When you hire a third party to develop a product for your brand, you will call this arrangement private label manufacturing. Interestingly, rival brands competing in the market industry may take services of the same manufacturer. However, the design, quality, and composition of the product may differ. Food companies to cosmetics, all hire private label manufacturers. Pet product companies are no exception.

Why Opt For Private Label Mfg?

Private Label Industry is on the rise accounting for several reasons. Pet food companies hire third parties for product development due to these reasons.

  • It is a cost-effective method to establish your brand in the pet product market.
  • The private label caters to all the needs from formulation to designing, packaging, and distribution of the pet product.
  • Third party manufacturers ensure the quality standards of the products.
  • Time is money, and hiring private labels saves a lot of time.

Private Label Mfg of Pet Products –All You Need To Know

Have you ever thought about how the pet food comes in square or a chicken shape? How each dry pet food has a different flavor, shape, and texture? The answer lies in the manufacturing process.

Before breaking down the manufacturing process of pet products, let’s have a look at some basic guidelines for all manufacturers.

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is the regulating body for labeling, selling, and manufacturing of commercial pet feeds. All pet feed manufacturers have to abide by the policies. Only certified ingredients can go into the making of these products. The ingredients should be nutritionally balanced –including proteins, vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. All products must adhere to specific label requirements, like mentioning the weight and volume of the product.

Formulation

The initial stage is the formulation of the product. If you know what you want, you can discuss the idea with the manufacturer. The company will examine the list of ingredients to check its potency. Some companies have innovative ideas to offer for formulation. Their research teams have experts who look for the best combination of ingredients for the products.

Raw Material

Pure ingredients are recommendable for use to ensure quality and safe products. The private label manufacturer checks all ingredients for purity, taste, and quality. The companies pick the ingredients only after that.

Product Forms

The pet product industry is dynamic. Every year, an innovative pet product is introduced. The most popular pet product forms include soft chews, capsules, tablets, powder, gel, liquids, extruded chews, and extruded sticks.

Extrusion

The process of making dry pet products is extrusion. Manufacturers use dry and wet ingredients together to form dough at first. The preheated dough rests in the extruder machine for some time, where it gets a chewable texture. A shaping die then cuts the dough into kibbles. The last step is drying and cooling the kibbles, and spray coating them.

Marketing

The product now needs a perfect design and branding before it hits the market. Website content and product promotional material are the best ways for companies to market their products.

Bottom Line

Green Mountain Animal, LLC is one of the safest and high-quality manufacturers of animal health products and treats. Contact us today for the unique formulation, designing, packaging, and distribution of your product.

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Health Supplements for Pets: Types and Benefits

What are types and benefits of health supplements for pets? Dietary health supplements are typically in the form of pills, meant to be consumed orally. These supplements include vitamins, amino acids and other important nutrients. They aim to provide health benefits to the consumer’s body and make sure that their body is getting the right amount of nutrients required.

For Pets

Most pet owners give their pets supplements for nourishment and growth instead of other medicinal drugs because of the great health benefits that they offer. However, it is best to consult a veterinary first because supplements are not necessary if your pet is already in good health. And if there is a need, your vet will guide you best and prescribe the right kind of supplement needed. For instance, if your pet dog is losing hair, your vet will prescribe fatty acid containing supplements and fish oil. These supplements are meant to help with thick coat formation and they prevent skin allergies as well.

Types of Supplements and their Benefits

There are several kinds of supplements available for pets. Each is a blend of different ingredients and nutrients.

Multi-vitamins: Sometimes, pets do not get sufficient amount of vitamins from the food they consume. So, multi-vitamins become necessary. But, it is important for you to check which type of vitamin is missing from their diet before giving the supplement. Vitamin A, for example helps develop good vision and eye sight. It is also great for immunity. Vitamin C is a great anti-oxidant and prevents inflammation.

Digestive Enzymes: These are to best for pets that have trouble digesting food properly. If the digestive system and metabolism rate is slow, digestive enzymes help speed up the process. Poor digestion often causes irritability in them and makes them avoid food altogether. These enzyme-containing supplements then come to the rescue.

Probiotics: They are also helpful and effective in this regard. They help cure diarrhea and stomach upset. They  help maintain proper gastro intestinal health.  This supplement is available in chew and powder form.

Choline: It is a vital nutrient responsible for good memory and muscle control. It is great for a healthy functioning cell membrane and supports proper brain and liver functioning. Choline is often prescribed as a cure for dogs with epilepsy.

Glucosamine: This supplement ensures proper joint and liver care. It provides relief from joint pain, swelling and stiffness. Veterinarians mainly prescribe this supplement as a cure for arthritis and chronic liver problems. It is suitable for older dogs because knee joints tend to become weak as they age. Glucosamine is also given to pets that suffer from chronic inflammation in the urinary bladder.

Bottom-Line

Keep your pet healthy by feeding them properly and giving them supplements that can address their deficiencies. Just like humans, animals should also exercise regularly. Taking your dog for a walk daily is essential. Moreover, one must talk to their pet’s vet before giving them any kind of supplement. It is important to be 100% sure that you are giving the nutrients in required amounts. We can always assess what type of supplement will suit your pet’s condition best.

If you think your pet’s health needs attention, get in touch with us, the best manufacturer of animal products in the USA. Good luck with all your animal product needs!