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Surgery Removes 2 Pounds Of Loose Skin From Dog

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File photo of a dachshund.  (credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

File photo of a dachshund. (credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS Seattle/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-TV 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.

“We haven’t weighted him since the surgery, but he lost 2-1/2 pounds of skin,” Vanatta told the station. “So he should be around 35 pounds now. I figure his healthy weight is between 28 and 30 pounds.”

Obie fans can follow his weight loss on his Facebook page.

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