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: October 2023

Pet Treat Production: A Manufacturer’s Guide

Pet Treat Production BestIf you are getting into pet treat production, it’s crucial to understand the art and science behind crafting irresistible treats that pets will love and pet owners can trust. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the key steps to create pet treats that leave tails wagging. At Green Mountain Animal, LLC, a trusted contract manufacturer of pet products based in Vermont, USA, we take pride in producing high-quality pet treats that meet the highest industry standards.

Pet Treat Production: Important Factors

Ingredient Selection

The foundation of any great pet treat is the ingredients you choose. Consider the following when selecting ingredients:

1. Quality Matters

High-quality, natural ingredients are the key to delicious and nutritious pet treats. Opt for ingredients that are not only tasty but also provide health benefits to pets.

2. Dietary Restrictions

Keep in mind that pets have dietary restrictions and allergies. Offering a range of treats, including grain-free, limited ingredient, and hypoallergenic options, can cater to various dietary needs.

3. Natural Flavors

Natural flavors from ingredients like real meat, vegetables, and fruits are attractive to pets and preferred by pet owners looking for wholesome treats.

Formulation and Recipe Development

4. Balancing Taste and Nutrition

Work with experienced formulators who understand the balance between creating treats that pets find irresistible and ensuring they are nutritionally beneficial.

5. Texture and Size

Consider the size and texture of the treats. They should be easy to chew and digest, suitable for the size and breed of the intended pet.

Production and Quality Control

6. Manufacturing Processes

Partner with a contract manufacturer like Green Mountain Animal with state-of-the-art facilities and strict quality control processes. Consistency in production is key to creating treats that pets love every time.

7. Testing for Safety

Ensure that all treats undergo rigorous safety testing to detect and eliminate potential contaminants or allergens. Safety is paramount in pet treat production.

Packaging and Presentation

8. Eye-Catching Packaging

Design packaging that not only showcases the treats but also communicates the brand’s commitment to quality and the love you put into each treat.

9. Transparent Labeling

Provide clear and accurate information on the packaging, including ingredient lists, nutritional information, and usage instructions. Transparency builds trust with pet owners.

Marketing and Branding

10. Tell Your Story

Share the story behind your pet treats, emphasizing your commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing processes. Connect with pet owners who value transparency and authenticity.

11. Engage with Pet Lovers

Leverage social media and online platforms to engage with pet owners, share pet-related content, and create a community around your brand.

Custom Treat Formulations

At Green Mountain Animal, LLC, we understand that every brand is unique. We offer custom treat formulation services, allowing you to create pet treats that align with your brand’s vision and values.

Pet Treat Production: Contact Green Mountain Animal to Create Irresistible Pet Treats

Ready to create pet treats that pets can’t resist and pet owners can trust? Contact Green Mountain Animal, LLC, and let’s start crafting delicious treats that will leave tails wagging.

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

Understanding the Regulatory Landscape for Pet Products

Regulatory Landscape for Pet ProductsNavigating the regulatory landscape for pet products can be a complex and essential aspect of bringing safe and effective pet products to market. Whether you’re a pet product manufacturer or a pet owner seeking to understand the standards governing the products you purchase, this guide will provide valuable insights. At Green Mountain Animal, LLC, a leading contract manufacturer of pet products based in Vermont, USA, we prioritize regulatory compliance to ensure the safety and quality of all our products.

Why Regulations Matter

Regulations for pet products are in place to safeguard the health and well-being of pets and pet owners. Understanding and complying with these regulations is crucial for several reasons:

1. Safety and Quality Assurance

Regulations establish safety standards and quality controls, helping to prevent harmful ingredients, contaminants, and substandard products from entering the market. Compliance ensures that the products you purchase or manufacture are safe for pets.

2. Consumer Confidence

Strict adherence to regulations builds trust with consumers. Pet owners want to know that the products they purchase for their beloved pets have undergone rigorous testing and meet industry standards.

3. Legal Compliance

Failure to comply with pet product regulations can result in legal repercussions, including product recalls, fines, and damage to your brand’s reputation. Staying informed and compliant is essential to avoid such pitfalls.

Regulatory Agencies and Standards

In the United States, several regulatory agencies oversee pet product safety and compliance:

1. FDA (Food and Drug Administration)

The FDA regulates pet food, treats, and certain supplements. It establishes ingredient and labeling requirements and conducts inspections to ensure compliance.

2. AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials)

AAFCO provides guidelines for pet food and animal feed. These guidelines encompass ingredient definitions, nutritional adequacy, and labeling requirements.

3. USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)

The USDA oversees the production of certain pet products, such as meat-based pet foods. It sets standards for labeling and product claims.

Key Regulatory Considerations

When manufacturing or purchasing pet products, keep these regulatory considerations in mind:

1. Ingredient Labeling

Product labels must accurately list all ingredients, including their source and purpose in the product. Avoid misleading claims or deceptive labeling.

2. Nutritional Adequacy

Pet foods must meet minimum nutritional requirements to ensure they provide balanced and complete nutrition for pets.

3. Safety Testing

Products should undergo safety testing, including checks for contaminants, to ensure they are safe for consumption.

4. Product Claims

Avoid making unsubstantiated health claims on product packaging or marketing materials. Claims should be supported by scientific evidence.

5. Recall Procedures

Have recall procedures in place in case a product safety issue arises. Quick and effective response is crucial to protect pets and consumers.

Regulatory Landscape for Pet Products: Work with Green Mountain Animal, LLC

At Green Mountain Animal, LLC, we take regulatory compliance seriously. Our manufacturing processes adhere to the highest industry standards, and we conduct thorough testing to meet or exceed regulatory requirements. When you partner with us, you can trust that your private label pet products are in safe hands.

Contact Us for Regulatory-Compliant Pet Products

Whether you’re a pet product manufacturer or a pet owner, understanding and prioritizing regulatory compliance is essential. Contact Green Mountain Animal, LLC, and ensure that the pet products you manufacture or purchase meet the highest regulatory standards.

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

Together, we can ensure the safety and quality of pet products, providing peace of mind for pet owners and the well-being of our furry companions.