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Dog owners are being offered £5,000 to sniff their pet’s poo for eight weeks.
OMNI, a plant-based pet food brand, wants dog owners to introduce a specially formulated diet to their pooch before monitoring the impact on their stool, including a daily sniff.
The firm also wants to look at the dog’s general health, energy levels, and behavior.
The successful applicant will receive support from a dog nutritionist and a supply of plant-based dog food for the testing period.
The eight-week job will pay £2,500 a month.
Bosses at OMNI say they have launched the unusual job vacancy in a bid to bust myths about feeding dogs a plant-based diet. They believe a meat-free or flexitarian diet can reduce a dog’s “carbon paw print” while helping them to live healthy lives.
The job role will require owners to record their dog’s experience as they transition from meaty grub to a plant-based diet.
They will also have to record the smell, color and consistency of each poo to accurately assess how the diet is impacting their general health and digestion.
A weekly questionnaire will also be sent out asking about overall health, energy levels, behaviour, sleep pattern and physical attributes, such as weight, skin, and fur condition.
Shiv Sivakumar, dog lover and co-founder of OMNI said: “We’ve had lots of feedback from dog owners who report that their dogs’ digestion, energy levels and general health are all improved once switching to a flexitarian or plant-based diet .
“Not only that, we are getting feedback that their dogs’ stools have improved in terms of colour, consistency and smell. So, what better way to demonstrate this than by being willing to pay a dog owner to sniff their dog’s poop once they’ ve switched to our brand of dog food?
“We know that this is quite a peculiar vacancy but we also know that this is the way for us to put our money where our mouth is and show dog owners that plant-based dog food could improve their dog’s stool, general health and digestive health .”
Applicants must be over the age of 18 and have a dog on a meat-based diet. The vacancy will be listed until March 31 here
As well as the free two-month supply of plant-based food and the support from a dog nutritionist, the successful candidate will then have the option to get discounted products for a year if they want their dog to remain on the diet following completion of the role.
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