Golden Retriever Wears Braces

Did you know dogs sometimes wore braces?  For National Pet Dental Health Month, Harborfront Hospital for Animals in Spring Lake Michigan shared these photos on their Facebook page, with the following explanation.

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.

The good news is, the correction he needed will be brief, perhaps only a few weeks.

Also, it obviously doesn’t bother him one little bit (if you look at the “after” photo). He’s a happy little guy.

Dr. Moore also does Endodontics (root canals, often necessary because of pain) and oral surgery (things like fractured jaws).

February is National Pet Dental Health month, so we thought this was a good time to let you know about the importance of your best buddy’s dental health.

Let us know if you have any questions.”

Here’s a close up of the dental work:

And this is Wesley after the surgery.  He seems pretty happy with the new “grill”