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Dog With Braces Smiles Way Into Heart of Social Media

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By    |   Thursday, 03 Mar 2016 12:29 PM

A picture of a dog wearing braces has gone supernova across social media, capturing hearts across the world.

"The attention which has come with our post about Wesley has been disarming and unexpected," Harborfront Hospital for Animals wrote Wednesday, referring to the picture it posted to Facebook last Friday. 

"It began because we wanted to post about National Pet Dental Health month. We would not have chosen it, but we are grateful that now certainly more people know about the importance of dental care for our beloved ones," the hospital explained.

Today.com reported that Wesley, a six-month-old golden retriever residing in Michigan, was having trouble eating because his teeth were growing in misaligned. 

Thanks to Dr. James Moore of the Harborfront Hospital for Animals, Wesley will soon be aligned, and ready to chow down on just about anything.

The hospital made it clear that braces are not and should not be put on dogs to improve their looks, but only in cases where it is medically necessary, as it was with Wesley.

"When people hear that Dr. Moore is a 'doggie dentist,' they immediately say things like: 'What? Does he put braces on dogs, too? The answer is . . . yes. Yes, he does," the hospital wrote on Facebook.

"Orthodontia in pets is normally not for aesthetic purposes, but because of health concerns. This is Wesley and he needed tooth alignment because he could not close his mouth completely, otherwise."

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