Chelsea Market Vendor’s Premium Dog Food Catching On Among New York Pet Owners
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — It seems some four-legged New Yorkers have developed a taste for food a little more sophisticated than their standard fare.
Pet owners in the city have started to buy food for their pets in the same butcher shop where they pick up rib-eye steak and filet mignon for themselves.
Among the establishments specializing in such upscale dog food is Dickson’s Farmstand in the Chelsea Market. Jake Dickson spoke with 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks Tuesday to tell him what goes into the dog food he sells.
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“Primarily beef, a little bit of pork, a little bit of chicken and then a lot of veg actually. Only about a third of it is actually meat protein. Then we do sweet potato, other grains and other seasonal vegetables,” he explained.
According to Dickson, “the dogs that are eating it, love it.”
“They go crazy over it,” he said.
The food, however, is comparatively expensive. It can run about $10 for a package that makes one meal for a medium-size dog.
“It’s not for everybody and it’s not for every dog. There are dogs that do really well on commercial diets, but we’ve definitely seen market health improvement on dogs, especially dogs with problems, by feeding them real food as opposed to commercially produced dog food,” Dickson said.