Skin Surgery Brings Obie the Obese Dog Closer to Goal


Obie, the formerly obese Dachshund was recovering at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin Tuesday night after surgery to remove 2 1/2 pounds of loose skin. The skin was what remained of the 40 pounds he’s lost in 8 months of a serious weight loss diet.

Owner Nora Vanatta says the surgery went well. She’s hoping to bring him home on Wednesday after Obie stays overnight at the clinic for surgery after care. Obie began his weight loss journey at around 77 pounds and currently weighs 37 lbs. The doctors seem to think that he’s now between 28 and 30 lbs.

Many people across the country have been following the red Dachshund’s weight issues after he was surrendered to a rescue group by owners that could not longer keep him. We’re still rooting for you Obie!

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