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.
Are you interested in selling your own private label dog food or pet product? Keep reading to find out more about this business idea.
For starters, it is a very rewarding idea because people with pets treat them like their babies. They don’t hesitate or think too much while investing in good quality products for their pets.
Pet Food and Supplements This category is very versatile. You can produce canned pet food with chunks of meat in jelly or gravy. You can produce dry food treats mainly for dogs and cat in biscuit form. Also, you can make special supplements containing vital nutrients and vitamins in them in chew or powder form.
Antibacterial Spray This is another great idea. You can make disinfectants that will help kill ticks and germs and stop itching. These sprays are very effective when it comes to skin allergies and also ensure coat well being.
Pet Grooming Tools Pet owners absolutely love and enjoy giving their pets monthly makeovers even if it is just a small hair trim. They want to see their pets well groomed. You can launch a tool kit that will include all tools necessary for grooming. Including, nail clipper, safe scissors especially for knot cutting and hair trimming and comb for brushing.
Utensils and Collar This is also a great idea. You can produce bowls that will contain the pet’s food, water or treat. Alternatively, beautiful neck collars will definitely add to their overall cute look.
First of all you must have a business license to carry on with the venture. Once your product portfolio is ready and you know what products you will be dealing in, your next step should be making a proper business plan with the help of someone who has good know-how of running businesses. You should be aware of the market conditions. It means your competitor’s products and the pricing strategies. Also, you must make sure that your products do not contain any harmful ingredients. You should ensure their testing from the food authorities.
You should make sure that your label has a unique selling point. This is something that differentiates your product from the competitors. For example, you can promise to deliver all natural and organic products that are also good taste-wise. And your packaging is also very attractive with instructions mentioned and stating the fact that all your products are certified by the country’s food authority. All buyers would want fine quality products for their pets and you need to give them a solid reason to convince them to buy from you and not from your competitors.
You know that your target market is pet owners and animal lovers. Now, you need to look for good marketing strategies to let them know you exist. You can do social media marketing. Social media is a brilliant medium for marketing since we are living in the digital age. Plus, it will save a lot of your money as well.
The pet care industry is growing in the US because people pamper their pets a lot. You must do thorough product and market research before going ahead with the idea. You can get in touch with manufacturers who are already in the business. Green Mountain Animal, LLC is one of the best place to help you start your own private label dog food products.
Contract manufacturing refers to the outsourcing to a third party company to manufacture products from their portfolio that your company once prepared. Animal product contract manufacturing focuses on producing and selling good quality dietary supplements and other health products specifically for animals.
Supplements of all kinds come in different shapes to attract animals’ attention. Chewy gums, powder, pills, gels all loved foods for animals. These supplements contain important nutrients essential for animal growth and maintenance. These nutrients include, vitamins, fatty acids, probiotics and many others. Sometimes your pet is not getting the right nutrients necessary for their health in correct amounts from the food they consume. That’s when these supplements strike in. These chews are made out of high quality ingredients and nutrient contents are carefully added.
Other than dietary supplements, contract manufacturers produce healthy pet food according to their age. For example, special gluten free feed specifically for adult dogs. This feed is a healthy blend of chicken and rice. It has protein content and fatty acids as well. The fatty acids help protect their skin from allergies and make their coats healthier. Just like humans, dogs also tend to have skin issues when they age. This feed is best for tackling such issues.
Herbal gummies are also a common item. These gummies are a blend of high quality ingredients and prevent allergies. Gummies containing cranberry help target bladder issues and inflammation in pets. Gummies can be made in sweet candies or savory vitamins. Dental chews are also a great option for strong gums. They are gluten and preservative free.
Another great dog food option by manufactures is a healthy gluten free combination of salmon and rice. This keeps them active throughout the day. Also, there is a vast variety of wet food options available as well. This is typically packed in cans with proper seals in order to keep them fresh. They have different variants and flavors mostly in jelly. For instance, chicken in jelly or salmon in jelly. The jelly content keeps the chicken or salmon soft and easy to chew. These mixtures are rich in Vitamin A and are mostly a food for cats.
Canned food options for dogs are also quite common. These are a delight for dogs and they look forward to their meal times because they find them very delicious. There are chunks of meat swimming in thick and filling gravy in each can. These meals make digestion easy and also make their coats healthier. However, it is important to note that over eating of canned food can cause diarrhea and can be dangerous. So, it is best to carefully read the instructions behind the can before feeding them. The serving amount to be given is usually in the instructions.
Furthermore, disinfectant sprays for pets are also quite popular these days. These sprays target and kill bacteria almost instantly. They prevent pets from getting skin infections and ticks. Ticks are very common. Most cats suffer from ticks and the irritation they cause. Anti bacterial sprays are very effective in this regard.
These options of pet products are very convenient to use and helpful. Are you a new pet owner looking for pet product? Well, search no more. Get in touch with us and we will recommend you the finest quality products for your precious little pet.
Check us at Green Mountain Animal, LLC for more details.