77-pound Dachshund Gets Tummy Tuck

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Obie the Dachshund was the victim of too many treats. His former owners were elderly and nearly loved him to death. At his heaviest, he weighed 77 pounds, nearly twice what a Dachshund should weigh.

Nora Vanatta, a Portland, Oregon veterinary technician adopted the severely obese dog and put him on a strict diet, helping him to shed 40 pounds.

Obie pre tummy tuck

The 7-year-old pup lost the weight in eight months. He would wear a special harness to try to keep the excess flesh contained, but “that skin was dragging between the front legs and he kept stepping on it,” says Vanatta, explaining that the surgery had to be done. “He’s just been trapped in his obese body, and now he can act like a dog again."

Veterinarians removed an additional 2.5 pounds of excess skin to help the dog gain mobility. He is recovering well.

Visit Obie's Facebook page to learn more about his journey and recovery.

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Teagan on May 6 at 8:58 PM said:

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