Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Help Obie Become the BIGGEST LOSER!

I'm not entirely sure how I came across this page, but over the holiday weekend I was introduced to Obie. Obie is a wonderful dachshund who was unfortunately was given way too much food as a way to show love. Although I'm sure it was very difficult, thankfully his owners agreed to give him up in an effort to give him a happy, healthy, full life.

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Once he was taken in, Obie topped the scales at 77 pounds. Luckily, when he was given an examination by a vet, his blood work all came back normal. So despite his morbid obesity, Obie is a somewhat healthy guy. Obie's foster mom, Nora, has him on a special diet and with time plans to get him involved in swim and treadmill therapy. If you would like to help Nora with the costs of getting Obie healthy, please consider making a donation.

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Astrea knows first hand how hard it is to lose weight, so we're really pulling for Obie to lose at least 40 pounds! We will be following Obie's story and hopefully can update you with good news soon! And if you'd like to follow along yourself - check out Obie's Facebook Page.

Photos Courtesy of Biggest Loser, Doxie Edition.

33 comments:

  1. Poor guy! This makes me sad. I am glad they have decided to do the right thing now.

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  2. Holy smokes o.o My DOBERMAN weighs 71 pounds. A Dachshund at that weight is an amazing cruelty. I guess the fact that it looks like he can't actually stand up protects his spine?

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  3. That is awful and we feel sorry for the poor guy. Have a great day.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Aweeee, we saw a obese chihuahua hiking yesterday. I don't think some people understand how much we little dogs are allowed to eat, and what kind of problems it can cause if we over eat. (Although, I think the world cruel is a bit strong here.)

    Our mommy bought us a much much smaller food bowl for us so she is less likely to overfeed us. It seems to be working.

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    1. You're so right! When we were working through Astrea's weight problem we finally asked the doctor to just tell us how many calories to feed her a day and found that even the pet food recommended far more than she needed - even the weight loss guidelines! I had to get measuring cups and smaller bowls for both Astrea and Ora so I could be more aware of how much I was feeding them.

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