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Look at this poor dog. I am glad his new owner is a vet and can help him lose the weight. Out doxie weighed 18 pounds!

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Image of Obese ‘Obie’ the dieting dachshund (© Biggest Loser, Doxie Edition via Facebook, http://aka.ms/Obie)
Obie is morbidly obese, albeit ridiculously cute.

World's fattest dachshund goes beyond preciously plump

20 hrs ago

This little doggie is morbidly obese, but has lots of infectious charm. Obie, a 5-year-old dachshund, manages to make his extra tub (and we mean 40-pounds extra) part of his charm as he waddles about his business each day. But don't get too attached to those rolls. After an elderly couple gave him up recently, Obie has landed at the home of veterinarian Nora Vanetta in Portland, Ore., and she's determined to get rid of his extra pounds, chronicling his progress on the Facebook page, "Biggest Loser, Doxie Edition." The 77-pound pooch is still too fat for regular exercise (as shown in the gallery images above), but he's on a special diet, and hydrotherapy sessions have become his form of puppy push-ups. [Source]

 
booklover545

Asked by booklover545 at 11:17 AM on Sep. 13, 2012 in Pets

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Answers (5)
  • That is so sad! Several years ago, I adopted an aussie that was almost 40 pounds over weight and had torn his cruciate because of it. I had to wait on the surgery because the vet felt he would have a better recovery if he lost some weight.  Nick did not look as bad as this poor dog but the weight still did not help him. 

    KyliesMom5

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 3:27 PM on Sep. 13, 2012

  • Poor dog ! How can someone let him get so big ?! Not someone who loves animals IMO !
    ajc03

    Answer by ajc03 at 11:25 AM on Sep. 13, 2012

  • He is cute looking. Good luck Obie!!!
    robinkane

    Answer by robinkane at 5:31 PM on Sep. 13, 2012

  • Poor dog
    Alisim

    Answer by Alisim at 6:12 PM on Sep. 15, 2012

  • wow
    WHITELIGHTJENNY

    Answer by WHITELIGHTJENNY at 9:54 PM on Oct. 1, 2012