By Victoria Swanson — One of many Dog Breeds blogs on SmartLivingNetwork.com
If you haven't heard by now, Obie, the Dachshund that weighed in at 77 lbs, has become the Biggest Winner! After being relinquished to a rescue organization from an elderly couple that showered this "little" wiener dog with food, Obie tipped the scales at 77 lbs. This "standard" dachshund should have averaged around the 30 - 33 pound mark.
His new adoptive mom, Nora Vanatta, has been working hard with Obie to slim him down slowly so that he can live a healthy, and normal, doggy life. This included Obie getting to a healthy weight through diet and exercise, and then going through a surgical procedure to have all the excess skin removed from the loss of all that weight.
Obie was in dire straits, barely able to walk, had to be fit with a special harness, and put on a special weight-loss food. Through Nora's dedication, hard-work, and with the help of her other 2 dogs who have been encouraging and assisting this "little"; wiener dog achieve a remarkable healthy normal weight, on May 21st, Obie weighed in at 33 lbs and 4 ozs after his surgery!
Obie will forever be known as the Biggest Loser, Doxie Edition, and has inspired many pet-parents to get their own pets on track to being healthy.
Check out AMAZING pictures of Obie's transformation and follow his AWESOME story on Facebook!
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