Located 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.
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.
If you are a pet parent, you must have been to a pet or grocery store for buying a pet treat. Your browsing history may be all about pet food sites because you are a passionate pet owner. You are probably one of those pet owners who pay a lot of attention to their pet’s well being. You may have observed the emerging trends in pet food.
The pet food and treat markets have become highly competitive and dynamic. With the increasing demands of pet products, companies now prefer private label manufacturers to formulate their products.
When you hire a third party to develop a product for your brand, you will call this arrangement private label manufacturing. Interestingly, rival brands competing in the market industry may take services of the same manufacturer. However, the design, quality, and composition of the product may differ. Food companies to cosmetics, all hire private label manufacturers. Pet product companies are no exception.
Private Label Industry is on the rise accounting for several reasons. Pet food companies hire third parties for product development due to these reasons.
Have you ever thought about how the pet food comes in square or a chicken shape? How each dry pet food has a different flavor, shape, and texture? The answer lies in the manufacturing process.
Before breaking down the manufacturing process of pet products, let’s have a look at some basic guidelines for all manufacturers.
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is the regulating body for labeling, selling, and manufacturing of commercial pet feeds. All pet feed manufacturers have to abide by the policies. Only certified ingredients can go into the making of these products. The ingredients should be nutritionally balanced –including proteins, vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. All products must adhere to specific label requirements, like mentioning the weight and volume of the product.
The initial stage is the formulation of the product. If you know what you want, you can discuss the idea with the manufacturer. The company will examine the list of ingredients to check its potency. Some companies have innovative ideas to offer for formulation. Their research teams have experts who look for the best combination of ingredients for the products.
Pure ingredients are recommendable for use to ensure quality and safe products. The private label manufacturer checks all ingredients for purity, taste, and quality. The companies pick the ingredients only after that.
The pet product industry is dynamic. Every year, an innovative pet product is introduced. The most popular pet product forms include soft chews, capsules, tablets, powder, gel, liquids, extruded chews, and extruded sticks.
The process of making dry pet products is extrusion. Manufacturers use dry and wet ingredients together to form dough at first. The preheated dough rests in the extruder machine for some time, where it gets a chewable texture. A shaping die then cuts the dough into kibbles. The last step is drying and cooling the kibbles, and spray coating them.
The product now needs a perfect design and branding before it hits the market. Website content and product promotional material are the best ways for companies to market their products.
Green Mountain Animal, LLC is one of the safest and high-quality manufacturers of animal health products and treats. Contact us today for the unique formulation, designing, packaging, and distribution of your product.
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If you own a new company or want to make your idea for a new pet food a reality, you will find that there are professionals who can help. There is a lot of money to be made in animal products because of the millions of people across the country with pets, but you will need to make sure that your product is made well.
Many companies make the mistake of putting a product of theirs onto the market without having any idea as to how well it is going to do. This leads to the company having a lot of inventory on stores shelves that isn’t going anywhere. If you want to get a better idea as to how much of your product you should produce, you’ll find that small lots can be extremely beneficial.
There is no question that small lot contract manufacturing services can save you a ton of money. Businesses that make too much product end up losing thousands, or in some cases millions of dollars. If you want to save your company as much money as possible, it is highly recommended that you rely on a small lot contract manufacturer to help. These professionals can prevent you from spending more than you need to when launching your latest product.
The quantity of your product is certainly important, but it’s not the only factor. You will also need to consider the overall quality of the product that you are going to sell. If you don’t have a high-quality formula, you cannot seriously expect your product to do very well once it has been launched. A good small lot contract manufacturer will be able to come up with the right formula for your new product to ensure its success.
Small lot contract manufacturing services are particularly ideal for new businesses. If you are going to launch your first product, you don’t want to have too much of it lying around. These services can help you make your product a reality while minimizing risk.
Small lot manufacturing for animal products has become standard practice for a lot of newer and/or smaller businesses. If you want to get your animal product onto the market but don’t want to risk losing a lot of money, these services can be very helpful.