Located 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.
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.
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.
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.
We are a pet-loving nation. Most of us have a four-legged friend by our side. There are times when even your friends and family are not present, but your pet is there to comfort you. As per the American Pet Products Association, nearly 85 million US households own a pet with the annual cost exceeding to $72 billion. Owning a pet requires to cater to all the needs of your pet from diet to health.
As a pet parent, you may know that pets also suffer from stress, become anxious, dealing with seizures, and chronic pains. If you find your dog or cat in such a condition, you have to calm the poor creature down and provide the best treatment.
Still feeding your cat with a traditional boring meal? It’s time for some change. You probably want your pet to be healthy, and this is not possible without adding healthy ingredients to your dog’s diet. Don’t be afraid of introducing some new flavors to your pet. There are a plethora of options you may like to try from frozen to fresh and customized diets for your pets. Same goes for the treats you serve to your pets.
Here is a list of the pet supplements “trending” in the market.
Animals seem to love regional recipes –ingredients inspired to a specific cuisine. Not only you may find a regional formula in the canned food, but also dry kibble food for your pet. Again, there are so many options available from Asian to Greek, Italian to French, and even Spanish cuisines. How about treating your dog with a New York styled beef product today?
A balanced diet must contain an adequate amount of proteins. When it comes to pet foods, high-protein formulas –containing exotic protein sources like wild boar, or quail –are in demand.
Another option to add flavor to your pet’s diet is the meal topper. Your pet requires nutritional supplements, and adding meal toppers in the diet will serve the purpose.
Diets with less number of ingredients –three to four –have also gained popularity. If you have a pet with food sensitivity, LID is a good option for your pet.
Cannabinoids or CBD is the hottest addition to the pet supplement trends. It is no surprise if you and your pet both are consuming CBD supplements for anxiety or other issues. Pet owners are increasingly feeding their pets with CBD to reduce their pain and ease their anxiety. CBD is a non-psychoactive element found in the marijuana and hemp plant that does not make you high.
Pets, like other living beings, react to sensations; they also get terrified or panic in certain situations –such as lightning, a thunderstorm, or even monsoon rain. Your cat may have digestive issues or severe joint pain. Your uncle’s dog may be insomniac barking all night or may have epilepsy.
CBD supplements cater to most of the illnesses your pet may suffer. Besides CBD oil, you may find supplements, extract, or oil-infused products. If you only search for ingestible oil, you will find many flavors, chicken-flavored CBD oil, being one of them. Instead of sprinkling your pet’s food bowl with CBD oil, you may treat him with CBD-infused peanut butter, or a semi-moist meatball or a simple balm to lick. Other options you may want to choose for your pet include extruded chews and sticks, capsules, tablets, gels, liquids, and powders.
CBD is the new solution to help your pet’s pain, allergies, indigestion, seizures, anxiety, and overall health. For customized quality and safe animal health products and treats for your pet, contact us at Green Mountain Animal.
Can 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.
In 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.
CBD 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.
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.