Carnivore Meat Company Named Among Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies



Carnivore Meat Company has been named among the fastest growing private companies in the United States by Inc. 5000 in its annual list.  


A 204 percent three-year growth rate garnered the second highest ranking among Green Bay companies and 14th place in Wisconsin. Carnivore Meat Company ranks #1966 nationally on the 2019 list, which looks at successful companies within the American economy’s independent small businesses segment. 


“We consider ourselves blessed and fortunate to be in a position to help pet parents who are committed to the health, vitality and longevity of pets across America,” said Lanny Viegut, Carnivore Meat Company CEO and owner.  “Our rapid growth trajectory is directly attributed to our loyal customers as well as our dedicated and caring employees.  Industry trends toward all-natural freeze-dried pet food and treats have also had an overall positive impact on our business and others in the raw pet food category, significantly boosting the demand for the products we manufacture.”


Carnivore Meat Company is a growing manufacturer in the pet food industry, specializing in the natural food category with its Vital Essentials, VE RAW BAR and Vital Cat brands, which are sold in over 6,000 pet specialty stores, online at and Amazon and exported to 14 international markets. In addition to its branded products, the company provides private label, co-pack services and ingredient components for other companies all over the world. 


“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” said James Ledbetter, Inc. editor in chief. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”


Carnivore Meat Company continues to expand its lines of freeze-dried products for cats and dogs.  Planned for release this fall, Vital Essentials distribute Freeze-Dried Hemp Chews with spectrum hemp oil formulations, addressing condition-specific issues for dogs. 


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