Thursday, May 2, 2013

Obese Canine GetsTummy Tuck

2 pounds of loose skin removed from fat Oregon dog

May 02 2013 
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Obie the formerly obese dachshund is recovering after surgery at an Oregon veterinary clinic that removed 2 1/2 pounds of loose skin.
Owner Nora Vanatta told KGW ( ) the surgery this week at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin went well.
The loose skin was dragging after the dog lost 40 pounds in eight months on a diet. Obie had weighed 77 pounds. He was down to 37 before the surgery. He now weighs about 35 pounds and Vanatta wants him to lose about 5 more.

Before his diet Obie suffered numerous medical maladies related to his obesity.
Obie fans have been following his weight loss on Facebook at .

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