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: February 2024

Sourcing Quality Ingredients for Animal Product Manufacturing

Sourcing Quality Ingredients for Animal Product ManufacturingLet’s explore the importance of sourcing quality ingredients for animal product manufacturing, along with tips and best practices to achieve this. The quality of ingredients used in animal products significantly impacts the health and well-being of pets. Ensuring high standards in ingredient sourcing is crucial for manufacturers.

Sourcing Quality Ingredients for Animal Product Manufacturing

Why Quality Ingredients Matter

Quality ingredients are the foundation of safe and effective animal products. They ensure that the products meet nutritional requirements, are palatable, and free from harmful contaminants.

Nutritional Value

High-quality ingredients provide essential nutrients necessary for the health and growth of animals. Using premium ingredients ensures that the final product is both nutritious and beneficial for pets.


Using high-quality, certified ingredients helps in minimizing the risk of contamination and ensures the safety of the final product. This is particularly important in preventing recalls and maintaining consumer trust.


Pets are more likely to consume products that are made from high-quality ingredients, which are often more palatable. This is essential for maintaining their overall health and wellness.

Best Practices for Sourcing Quality Ingredients

Implementing best practices in ingredient sourcing can help ensure the quality and safety of animal products.

Work with Reputable Suppliers

Partner with suppliers who have a proven track record of providing high-quality ingredients. Look for suppliers with certifications and a history of compliance with industry standards.

Transparency and Traceability

Choose suppliers who offer transparency in their sourcing and manufacturing processes. Traceability allows you to track the origin of each ingredient, ensuring it meets your quality standards.

Regular Audits and Testing

Conduct regular audits and testing of both suppliers and ingredients. This helps in maintaining consistent quality and identifying any potential issues before they affect the final product.

Importance of Certifications

Certifications are a reliable indicator of ingredient quality and safety. Look for certifications such as:

Green Mountain Animal’s Commitment to Quality

At Green Mountain Animal, LLC, we are dedicated to sourcing the highest quality ingredients for our animal products. Our commitment to quality ensures that our products are safe, nutritious, and effective.

Comprehensive Ingredient Sourcing

We work with reputable suppliers and conduct rigorous testing to ensure the safety and quality of our ingredients. Our stringent quality control measures guarantee that our products meet the highest industry standards.

Custom Formulations

Our experienced team offers custom formulations tailored to meet specific needs and preferences, ensuring that our products are both effective and appealing to pets.

Contact Green Mountain Animal, LLC

For more information on our ingredient sourcing and manufacturing processes, or to discuss your specific needs, contact us at Green Mountain Animal, LLC. We are committed to providing high-quality animal products that promote the health and well-being of pets.

Environmental Responsibility in Pet Product Manufacturing

In this guide, we’ll explore the significance of environmental responsibility in pet product manufacturing and how it benefits both pets and the planet. As our awareness of environmental issues continues to grow, so does the importance of environmental responsibility in pet product manufacturing. Pet owners are increasingly seeking products that align with their eco-conscious values, and the pet industry is responding to this demand.

Environmental Responsibility in Pet Product Manufacturing

The Importance of Environmental Responsibility

Environmental responsibility in pet product manufacturing goes beyond simply making eco-friendly claims. It involves a holistic approach to reduce the environmental impact of the entire production process. Here’s why it matters:

1. Sustainability:

Sustainable practices help preserve natural resources and ensure they are available for future generations. This includes responsible sourcing of ingredients and packaging materials.

2. Reduced Carbon Footprint:

Minimizing energy consumption, emissions, and waste production helps reduce the carbon footprint associated with pet product manufacturing.

3. Consumer Demand:

Consumers are increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of their purchases. Brands that embrace environmental responsibility can attract and retain eco-conscious pet owners.

Environmental Responsibility in Action

Here are key ways in which pet product manufacturers can demonstrate environmental responsibility:

1. Sustainable Ingredient Sourcing:

Source ingredients responsibly, favoring suppliers that adhere to sustainable farming and fishing practices. This can include using certified organic ingredients and supporting local producers.

2. Eco-Friendly Packaging:

Opt for eco-friendly packaging materials, such as recyclable, biodegradable, or compostable options. Minimize excess packaging and promote recycling.

3. Energy Efficiency:

Implement energy-efficient manufacturing processes and reduce water consumption. Consider renewable energy sources and implement waste reduction strategies.

4. Minimal Waste:

Reduce waste generation by optimizing production processes, reusing materials when possible, and recycling waste materials.

5. Transparent Practices:

Communicate your environmental responsibility efforts transparently to consumers. Provide information on ingredient sourcing, sustainable practices, and any certifications.

Certifications and Standards

Look for certifications and standards that align with environmental responsibility, such as:

  • USDA Organic: For organic ingredients.
  • Fair Trade: For ethically sourced ingredients.
  • FSC (Forest Stewardship Council): For sustainable packaging materials.
  • B Corp Certification: For overall environmental and social responsibility.

Working with Green Mountain Animal, LLC

Green Mountain Animal, LLC, understands the importance of environmental responsibility in pet product manufacturing. We are committed to implementing sustainable practices in our manufacturing processes and offering eco-friendly packaging options.

Contact Us for Environmentally Responsible Pet Products

Whether you’re a pet product manufacturer looking to embrace environmental responsibility or a pet owner seeking eco-conscious products, Green Mountain Animal, LLC, is here to assist you. Contact us to explore our range of environmentally responsible pet products and discuss your eco-conscious pet product needs:

Green Mountain Animal, LLC
75 Catamount Drive
Milton, Vermont 05468
Phone: 802-752-4738

Together, we can ensure that pet products not only benefit pets but also contribute to a healthier planet for all living beings.