Did you know that a dog’s nose print is as unique as your fingerprint? Nose prints can be accepted as proof of identity in many kennel clubs. In fact, there are many dog owners whose dogs have permanent records of their nose prints in a nose print database. The owners receive a pet ID with their dog’s photo and nose print, as well as their contact information. A collar is also given which contains the dog’s ID number, owner’s contact details, and a toll-free number of the company.
If ever the dog goes missing, the pet owner can log to the company’s website or call its toll-free number. A description and photo of the dog and the nose print will then be faxed to veterinarians, animal shelters and other animal facilities within the area.
You can ask your veterinarian about nose printing on your next visit to the animal hospital.