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Largest Dachshund Ever Recorded Found In Oregon

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Obie isn’t your average Dachshund. He’s a larger-than-life example of the breed. He tips the scales at a whopping 77 pounds. To put that into perspective, that’s more than twice the weight of a typical Dachshund. 

A Second Chance At Healthy Wagging

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Nora Vanatta, a compassionate animal lover with a background in animal science and nutrition, stepped in to help Obie when she heard about his plight. What she found was beyond her expectations—a Dachshund so heavy that his health was in jeopardy. But Nora was undeterred by the challenge.

Weight Loss Journey

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Under Nora’s care, Obie started his weight loss journey. Through a carefully curated diet and tailored exercise regimen, Obie shed an impressive 44 pounds in just eight months. His transformation was nothing short of inspiring.

The Final Step

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But Obie’s journey didn’t end with weight loss. Excess skin, a common issue after significant weight loss in dogs, posed a new obstacle. Obie underwent surgery to remove the surplus skin.

The Surgery

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Under the expert care of Dr. Alon Kramer at Oregon Expert Vets, Obie’s surgery was a success. With 2.5 pounds of excess skin removed, Obie was finally free. His recovery was smooth, thanks to the vigilant care provided by Nora and the veterinary team.

Maintaining His Momentum

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Today, Obie is a picture of health. Daily walks and playtime with his canine companion, Noggin, keep him active and engaged. Gone are the days of excessive weight and limited mobility—Obie is living his best life, thanks to the unwavering dedication of those who refused to give up on him.

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