Obie’s original owners were elderly, could not support an active lifestyle, and fed him out of love. This caused the Dachshund to balloon to 77 pounds. It wasn’t long before a relative stepped in, and Obie was given to Nora Vanatta. Nora has a degree in animal science and immediately got Obie on a weight loss plan.
Here’s Obie at 5 years old and 77 pounds.
Here he is about 8 months later, down 40 pounds. He had surgery to remove the excess skin.
Just look at Obie now! Down about 50 pounds and looking great. 🙂
“I hope that he can be an inspiration to any person or animal trying to lose weight,” said Vanatta on Obie’s website.
An inspiration he is! What a tremendous amount of weight for such a small dog to lose. His new owners said that with the help of two other active dogs and proper vet care, he lost all of that unhealthy weight. He’s now a happy and healthy pooch.
Looking great, Obie! 🙂