2 pounds of loose skin removed from fat Oregon dog

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PORTLAND — Obie the formerly obese dachshund is recovering at a Tualatin veterinary clinic after surgery Tuesday night that removed two-and-a-half pounds of loose skin.

Owner Nora Vanatta told KGW the surgery at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin went well and she's hoping to bring him home Wednesday.

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.

Obie fans have been following his weight loss on his Facebook page.