With more than 40 per cent of the nation’s dogs overweight or obese, Masterpet’s premium dog food range is encouraging owners to see their dogs in an innovative new light.
Black Hawk is turning their canines into human form as part of the latest extension for the ‘Real Food Movement for Pets’ created by The Works.
While this time of year is traditionally when humans get in shape, Black Hawk is encouraging owners to be better informed about their pets’ health and wellbeing by putting themselves in the paws of their dogs.
Developed by The Works, Black Hawk’s ‘DogCheck’ helps identify if their dog’s health is at risk due to obesity and helps them to take steps needed to improve their pet’s wellbeing.
Owners submit their dog’s current weight, gender, age and breed to the DogCheck website, which then transforms the data into human form enabling owners to visualise their dogs as they would see themselves.
The launch of DogCheck – which is accessible via smartphone and desktop – is being supported by PR, social, video content, and events.
Damian Pincus, creative partner at The Works, said: “We’ve all probably seen dog’s that are carrying a few too many kilos, but when we see how a dog would look in human form, it offers a useful frame of reference to pet owners unsure if their dog is a healthy size.
“This is a tool that provides long-term utility for owners to ensure their pet is as healthy as can possible be.”
Aaron Chillingworth, national marketing manager at Masterpet, said: “Black Hawk passionately stands behind the Real Food Movement.
“The evolution of this movement is DogCheck, where we are looking to shine a light on a growing issue in pet health in Australia.
“DogCheck is about showing passionate pet parents that pet health is more than just feeding great food. It is also about portion control and getting moving in order for your dog to live happy, healthy, longer lives.”