Pudgy pup 'Obie' gets skin reduction surgery

PORTLAND, OR - A pudgy pup in Portland, Oregon is on the final leg of his weight loss journey.

Obie the dachshund tipped the scales at 77-pounds last August but now weighs 37-pounds.

Vets gave him a "tummy tuck" Tuesday taking off about two pounds of loose skin.

"He's always had the personality where you can really tell he wants to interact and he wants to get around, so now that he can it's pretty exciting. He's just getting to be a dog," said Obie's owner Nora Vanatta.

Vets say Obie will need several weeks to fully recover.

And, he is still losing weight. Vanatta plans to get him down to 28-pounds.



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