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The Biggest Loser: Obie the Dachshund Gets Surgery -- Because He Has Lost 40 Pounds!


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Cher
- 574 days ago - dogster.com
Obie is down from a staggering 77. But as his weight evaporated, his excess skin did not.



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Ruth S. (304)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:03 am
Poor Obie, I'm so glad he has lost all that weight that was going to kill him.
 

Amy E. (66)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 9:00 am
I've been keeping track of Obie since day one!
 

Barbara D. (78)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 9:32 am
Good job! Now the trick will be keeping it off.
 

Chris C. (150)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 9:48 am
What a success story! wonderful!
 

Sara P. (64)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 10:08 am
How is possible to reduce an animal in this conditions??????
 

Shawna S. (44)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 10:36 am
You ARE the biggest loser!! Good job Obie..you're on the road to recovery. Happy play time around the corner.
Thanks Nora for the wonderful care provided to Obie.
Thanks Cher :")
 

Connie O. (41)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 12:01 pm
OMG ... why would anyone let their dog get so huge. Glad to see the successful surgery, although a shame that Obie has had to endure so much pain because of it.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 12:49 pm
Good luck, Obie!
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 1:09 pm
My very first dog entered my life when I was 26 and stupid. I loved so much and could not say no to her. She became so obese that when going for walks I had to carry her home in my arms.
She died of kidney failures at the age of ten. She left a hole in my heart that bleeds to this day.
I did not know it then, but letting an animal get this fat is ABUSE!
All my other dogs were reasonably plump, but it does not give my girl back the years I stole from her.
 

Christeen Anderson (539)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 1:14 pm
Obie is a sweetie. I hope his recovery is without any problems. Please keep us updated. Thank you.
 

Birgit W. (151)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 1:37 pm
I hope he is doing fine, thanks
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 2:45 pm
Way to go, Obie, Im so glad for you!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 2:47 pm
I think this the first article I have read concerning cosmetic surgery (not exactly) on an animal.
 

Dotti Lydon (112)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 3:02 pm
I have always been a Doxie lover. Have had 6 of them over the years. They are infamous for their appetite. I believe that they have no satiety center in their brains. Mine were always slim and trim. Dry kibble, lots of water and fruits and veggies. My heart is sad for Obie, but so happy that he is on the mend.
 

Marlene Dinkins (241)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 4:25 pm
noted Obie is fantastici!!!!! I lobe Obie he is awesome!!!!!
 

Kara C. (15)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 4:49 pm
That is appauling, a doxie has lots my (slightly chubby admittedly) staffy cattle dog mix and why I ask this about every obese person I see seriously how the hell can you let it get like that! Good luck Obie and glad he has made it through hopefully not too damaged and able to live for a long time to come.
 

Eternal Gardener (738)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 5:03 pm
Oh Obie, you're an awesome tough little cookie!
 

Rhonda Maness (583)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 5:47 pm
Thanks Cher
 

Gloria picchetti (299)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 6:26 pm
Who let's their dachshund eat enough to weigh 77 lbs? Good luck Obie!
 

Patricia H. (454)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:45 pm
noted
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 8:22 pm
Sad to see that Obie had to bear the weight as a result of a person who had no clue how to feed him. Pets are like people requiring a balanced diet and exercise. Overfeeding means trouble.
 

Karen B. (8)
Friday May 3, 2013, 6:55 am
So, glad Obie received surgery and loss the weight.!! He is probably feeling a lot better.!! He is adorable.!!
 

Sandi C. (237)
Friday May 3, 2013, 7:28 am
glad Obie is doing okay.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 3, 2013, 8:44 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 3, 2013, 9:18 am
Hope the obese dog will reach to a normal healthy weight.
 

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Friday May 3, 2013, 11:04 am
I think it is animal abuse to let a pet get so large that their health is endangered!
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:06 am
Noted I wish him well. Thanks Cher
 

Surrey Flowers (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:10 am
I would love to read more about this
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday May 10, 2013, 12:27 pm
wishing him a quick recovery!!
 
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