We all know that fingerprints are unique to each individual human.
Did you know that your dog’s nose print is also unique?
Your dog’s nose print can be used as legal identification in case of owner discrepancy.
Perhaps best of all, there is no mess and no invasive procedure. Nose printing does not require ink and avoids injection of microchips and tattoos.
The procedure is now being tested in Midwestern US markets by ID Systems Integrators. If these tests prove profitable, the Web site www.DogNoseID.com will become active.
The system is simple, according to owner Louis Meadows. Request a kit from the company, take an impression of your dog’s nose and submit it along with several photos. All of the information is safely stored in the company’s computer database, ready to be recalled if your pet is ever lost.
In exchange for a fee, each owner receives a Pet Identity Card showing a photo and the nose print. Your pet wears a tag on its collar with the dog’s identification number, owner’s phone number and ID Systems Integrators’ toll-free number.
Should your dog disappear, use your login for the company’s Web site, or phone the company. Your dog’s description, photo and nose print will be faxed to every known veterinarian, shelter and school in your area.
In case of controversy over ownership of a found dog, matching nose prints quickly confirms a dog’s identification preregistered with the company.
See you next week, Dr. Randolph.