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: August 2023

Choosing the Right Ingredients for Your Private Label Pet Food Brand

Ingredients for Your Private Label Pet Food BrandWhen it comes to creating a successful private label pet food brand, a critical decision you’ll make is choosing the right ingredients. The quality of ingredients in your pet food products not only determines their appeal to pet owners but also plays a significant role in the health and well-being of their beloved pets. At Green Mountain Animal, LLC, based in Vermont, USA, we understand the importance of ingredient selection in the pet industry. As a leading contract manufacturer of pet food, animal health products, pet treats, and supplements, we’re here to guide you through this crucial process.

Ingredients for Your Private Label Pet Food Brand

Why Ingredient Selection Matters

The ingredients you select for your private label pet food brand have a direct impact on the overall quality and safety of your products. Pet owners today are more discerning than ever, and they want to provide their furry companions with the best nutrition possible. This means that your ingredient choices should prioritize:

1. Nutritional Value

The primary goal of any pet food is to provide essential nutrients that support a pet’s health and well-being. The ingredients you choose should be rich in proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals that cater to specific dietary needs. Understanding the nutritional requirements of different pet species and life stages is crucial.

2. Ingredient Sourcing

At Green Mountain Animal, we pride ourselves on using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Made in the USA is not just a slogan for us; it’s a commitment to quality. Sourcing ingredients domestically ensures better traceability, freshness, and adherence to rigorous safety standards.

3. Quality and Safety

Pet food safety is paramount. All ingredients should meet the highest quality standards, and your contract manufacturer should have robust quality control processes in place. This includes testing for contaminants, ensuring proper storage, and implementing strict hygiene protocols during manufacturing.

Understanding the Ingredient List

As you embark on your private label pet food venture, it’s essential to decode ingredient labels effectively. Familiarize yourself with common terms and consider the following:

1. Protein Sources

High-quality animal proteins like chicken, beef, and fish are often the primary ingredients in pet food. Look for whole meats or named meat meals (e.g., chicken meal), as they provide concentrated protein content.

2. Carbohydrate Sources

Carbohydrates, such as grains, vegetables, and legumes, provide energy for pets. Choose sources that align with your target audience’s preferences, whether it’s grain-free, grain-inclusive, or limited ingredient diets.

3. Additives and Preservatives

Minimize the use of artificial additives, colors, and preservatives. Opt for natural alternatives that are safer for pets.

4. Allergens and Sensitivities

Consider common pet allergens, such as soy, wheat, and corn. If you’re targeting pets with food sensitivities, focus on limited ingredient or hypoallergenic formulas.

Best Private Label Pet Food Brand Ingredients

Ingredients for Your Private Label Pet Food Brand: Working with Green Mountain Animal, LLC

At Green Mountain Animal, we specialize in helping businesses like yours bring high-quality pet products to market. Our commitment to using USA-sourced ingredients and rigorous quality control processes ensures that your private label pet food brand will meet the highest industry standards.

Contact Us Today

Ready to start your private label pet food brand or expand your existing line? Green Mountain Animal, LLC offers contract manufacturing and private labeling services for pet food, supplements, and health products. Let us be your partner in creating exceptional pet products.

Green Mountain Animal, LLC
75 Catamount Drive
Milton, Vermont 05468

Choosing the right ingredients is just the beginning of your journey towards a successful private label pet food brand. Partner with us, and together, we’ll make your vision a reality, delivering top-quality pet products to pet owners who demand the best for their furry companions.