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.



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Packaging and Labeling Best Practices for Private Label Pet Brands

When it comes to best practices for private label pet products, packaging and labeling play a crucial role in attracting customers and conveying trustworthiness. Whether you’re a private label brand owner or a contract manufacturer, understanding the best practices for packaging and labeling is essential for success. In this guide, we’ll explore the key considerations and strategies to ensure your private label pet brand stands out on the shelf. At Green Mountain Animal, LLC, a leading contract manufacturer of pet products based in Vermont, USA, we’re committed to helping you create appealing and compliant packaging and labels for your pet products.

Packaging and Labeling Best Practices for Private Label Pet Brands

Packaging and Labeling Best Practices for Private Label Pet Brands

The Importance of Packaging and Labeling

Packaging-and-Labeling-Pet-product-BrandsEffective packaging and labeling go beyond aesthetics; they serve several vital purposes:

1. Brand Identity

Packaging and labels are the first touchpoints consumers have with your brand. They should reflect your brand’s identity, values, and mission.

2. Information and Transparency

Clear and accurate labeling provides pet owners with essential information about the product, including ingredients, nutritional facts, and usage instructions. Transparency builds trust.

3. Differentiation

In a competitive market, distinctive packaging and labeling can help your products stand out and catch the eye of potential customers.

4. Compliance

Ensuring that your packaging and labels comply with regulatory standards is crucial to avoid legal issues and recalls.

Packaging Best Practices

1. Visual Appeal

Design packaging that resonates with your target audience. Consider using appealing colors, graphics, and images that evoke positive emotions related to pets.

2. Product Visibility

Pet owners want to see what they’re buying. Clear windows or images of the product on the packaging can enhance product visibility.

3. Sustainability

Eco-friendly packaging is a growing trend. Consider using sustainable materials and communicating your commitment to the environment on the packaging.

4. Convenience

Ensure that the packaging is easy to open and reseal to maintain product freshness.

Labeling Best Practices

1. Compliance

Adhere to all regulatory requirements for pet product labeling. This includes providing accurate ingredient lists, nutritional information, and any required warnings.

2. Transparency

Clearly state the source and purpose of ingredients, nutritional facts, feeding instructions, and any allergen information. Transparency builds trust with consumers.

3. Brand Consistency

Maintain a consistent brand identity across all your product labels. Consistency helps consumers recognize and trust your brand.

4. Font and Legibility

Use legible fonts and appropriate font sizes to ensure that all information on the label can be easily read.

5. Barcode and Batch Information

Include barcodes for easy scanning at checkout, and provide batch or lot information for traceability and recalls.

Packaging and Labeling Best Practices for Private Label Pet Brands: Work with Green Mountain Animal, LLC

Green Mountain Animal, LLC, understands the importance of packaging and labeling in the pet industry. We offer private label pet product manufacturing services, including assistance with packaging design and label creation. Our USA-based manufacturing facilities adhere to strict quality control standards.

Contact Us for Packaging and Labeling Solutions

Whether you’re launching a new private label pet brand or seeking to enhance your existing packaging and labels, Green Mountain Animal, LLC, is here to assist you. Together, we’ll create packaging and labels that not only comply with regulations but also captivate pet owners and reinforce trust in your private label pet brand.

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