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Published:March 1st, 2016 13:50 EST

Adorable Pooch is Fitted With Braces

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Michigan veterinarian has earned the title of `doggie dentist` for his practice of fitting dogs with braces and performing root canals.

Harborfront Hospital for Animals shared photos of a golden retriever puppy smiling after being fitted with a set of braces.
While it may be unusual to see a dog adorned with braces, the animal hospital stressed the importance of animals` dental health in the Facebook post.

The dog shown in the photograph was named Wesley and needed braces to realign his teeth so he would be able to close his mouth properly."


Wesley wasn`t fitted with braces in order to improve his appearance so that bitches would find him irresistible. Orthodontia in dogs is normally not for aesthetic reasons, but because of health concerns.

I love my pooch Mandy, but it`s going to be a cold day in hell before I take her to a dog dentist; I can hardly afford to go to the dentist myself.

But I have to admit that Wesley looks positively charming with his braces.

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