We know what works

Production Capabilities

We help clients capture trend opportunities, solve product challenges, and realize blue-sky concepts by focusing on cutting-edge nutritional science, quality that surpasses standards, and marketplace intelligence.

Whether you’re a retailer looking to develop, revise or expand your consumer pet food brands, or a pet food brand seeking a co-manufacturer capable of producing exceptional products, American Nutrition can deliver. After 40+ years of helping retailers and brands develop market-leading pet food from concept to distribution, American Nutrition knows what works.

Formulation and Nutrition

A pile of dry pet food
A pile of dry pet food

We understand that exceptional quality and constant creativity in formulations, shapes, ingredients, textures, and tastes are all essential to long-term brand health. That’s why we’ve made them integral elements of how we do business.

  • Custom formulation development
  • Blended formulas, colors, and shapes
  • Over 20 house formulas, from mainstream to super premium
  • MD or ground meat formulations
  • AAFCO guidance and compliance
  • Palatability and digestibility testing

Custom Packaging

An example of ANI packaging
An example of ANI packaging
An example of ANI packaging

American Nutrition is positioned to produce and package a wide variety of the highest quality pet foods in the most popular types of packaging. From concept to completed package, our creative packaging specialists walk our clients through design and development while keeping current regulatory requirements in check.

  • Standard paper multiwall bags
  • Woven-poly bags
  • Poly blend bags with heat seal closures
  • Poly-laminate bags
  • Stand-up re-closable bag
  • Form-fill pillow style bags
  • Folding cartons
  • Preprinted corrugated boxes
  • Aluminum or steel cans
  • Easy-open or sanitary lids

Branding & Marketing

Branded dog food packaging
Branded cat food packaging
Branded dog food packaging

Today’s pet food owners bring their own distinct values and preferences to the pet food aisle. From big-name products to boutique varieties, we work with retailers to develop, revise or expand their pet food brands in a way that appeals to both consumers and their four-legged friends.

  • Market analysis
  • Market research
  • New product concepting
  • New product design
  • Go-to-market strategy

Standard, Premium & Exotic Ingredients

Fresh salmon
Sweet potato
Raw steak

We currently source standard and exotic ingredients from around the world based on customer request. Whether it’s duck from France, lamb from Australia, or green-lipped mussels from New Zealand, American Nutrition connects clients with high-quality ingredients from audited sources we know and trust.

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tapioca
  • Wild-caught salmon
  • Lamb
  • Alligator
  • Wild boar
  • Duck
  • Rabbit
  • Kangaroo
  • Buffalo

Manufacturing & Distribution

ANI delivery truck

American Nutrition manufactures a wide array of pet foods and treats. As the only US pet food customer-brand supplier with kibble, bake, and can capabilities, we serve as a strategic, long-term manufacturing and distribution partner for leading pet food brands both domestic and abroad.

  • Products for all life stages and budgets
  • Dry or baked extruded kibble
  • Savory basted baked treats
  • Premium and super premium canned food
  • Three strategically located facilities
  • All plants are SQF Level 3 certified
  • Vendor selection advice
  • Supply chain and logistics assistance

 

Canned Capabilities

  • Aluminum or steel cans
  • Easy-open or sanitary lids
  • 3 oz.
  • 5.5 oz. – 6 oz.
  • 12 oz. – 14 oz.

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