Us dog owners know that our dog’s poop can reveal a lot about their digestive and general health! One bad dinner or lump of grass too much and you’re looking at a double-bagged nightmare.
Interestingly, 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.
With that in mind, we’ve decided to look for a dedicated dog owner to sniff their dog’s poop, to test the effect a plant-based diet has on their dog's digestion, stool odour and general health.
Given how much mixed and confusing information is out there about diets for dogs we understand there may be some pre-existing and negative misconceptions about feeding your dog a plant-based diet. We hope that by hiring someone to transition their dog to a vet-formulated, plant-based diet - and analyse the effects that the diet has on their pup, both inside and out - we can take another step to proving the benefits it can have on dogs’ digestive health and general health, not least through their poop!
For the role to be successful we will ask the owner to record their experience of introducing their dog to a plant-based diet, monitoring their bowel movements, stool odour, health, energy levels, behaviour, sleep pattern and physical attributes, such as weight, skin, and fur condition. Both at the beginning and the end of the initial two-month period, the dog will receive a general exam from a registered vet to assess how the transition to a plant-based diet has impacted their digestive and general health.
In return for the diet change and their work, we will pay the successful candidate a sum of £5,000, for an initial two-month role (£2,500 per month) and will cover all food expenses for the diet change, as well as support from a dog nutritionist to ensure the diet transition is done properly.
As a thank you for their dog’s cooperation too and to support the fully plant-based lifestyle, we will also give the successful candidate a supply of sustainable dog toys and vegan treats to keep their four-legged friend happy between meals.
Applicants must be over the age of 18 and own a dog with a current non-plant-based diet
Job applications close on 31st March as we hope to hire someone early April. So, if you fancy making some money whilst hopefully improving your dog’s health and carbon paw print at the same time, please apply here:
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. The proof is in the poop and if you consider yourself to be the Gillian McKeith of the dog world, then apply now!”