Meet Wesley the Golden Retriever. This adorable (now six-month-old) pooch had a few teething problems while getting older and now has to wear little doggy braces. Sure, ‘little doggy braces’ isn’t necessarily the scientific term to describe them, but this will probably be the last time I get to say that phrase on the Internet and you’re not taking that away from me.
Little doggy braces. Little doggy braces…
According to Wesley’s owner, Molly Moore, the pup developed this problem at a young age. “Once his adult teeth started coming out, we noticed they were coming in wrong and he was unable to close his mouth fully.”
“He wasn’t playing with his toys and he was losing weight.”
“It was very worrying for me, and we needed to do something for him to be pain-free and live a happy puppy life.”
Luckily, Molly’s dad, Jim Moore, who is a “doggie dentist,” had a perfect solution – (ahem) little doggy braces.
He admits it’s an unusual practice. He probably fits around four dog braces a year – but it will help Wesley have a pain-free smile.
Pictures of Wesley with his fixed braces were posted on the hospital’s Facebook page and have since been shared over 270,000 times.
“He’s just so cute with them on,” Molly said. “I feel like that’s what I looked like when I got braces at 12.”
Luckily, Wesley won’t have long to wait to see his new smile – he only has to wear the braces for a few weeks.
Until then, he’ll continue to be the cutest ambassador for little doggy braces-wearers everywhere.