Obie the formerly-obese dachshund was recovering at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin Tuesday night after surgery to remove more than two pounds of loose skin. The skin was what remained of the 40 pounds he had lost in eight months of a serious weight loss diet.
Obie started his weight loss journey at 77 pounds. Before the Tuesday surgery, he weighed 37 pounds, four ounces.
“We haven’t weighed him since the surgery, but he lost 2-1/2 pounds of skin,” Nora said. “So he should be around 35 pounds now. I figure his healthy weight is between 28 and 30 pounds.”