Nora Vanatta

  • UPDATE: Obie loses 40 pounds after new diet and tummy tuck

    UPDATE: Obie loses 40 pounds after new diet and tummy tuck

    DogTime.com first told you about perhaps the pudgiest wiener-dog in the world, the now 6-year-old Dachshund Obie, back in September 2012. Last year, Obie weighed in at a whopping 77 pounds — that’s more than double the weight of a healthy Dachshund. His former owners, an elderly couple with perfectly good intentions, expressed their love […]

  • Obie: Down to 65 pounds

    Obie: Down to 65 pounds

    On Tuesday, September 11, DogTime reported on a Dachshund who was surrendered to a shelter in August because his owners could no longer care for him. The dog was named Obie, as he weighed 77 pounds. Obie was fostered by Nora Vanatta, a certified veterinary technician who has had 8 years of experience working with […]

  • A 77-pound Dachshund on a mission to lose weight

    A 77-pound Dachshund on a mission to lose weight

    Remember the cat Sponge Bob? It seems to be a trend these days: someone is forced to give up a pet. Unfortunately, the animal wasn’t on a responsible diet and is left at a shelter in a life-threatening overweight condition. This is not the animal’s fault. Meet Obie, a 5-year-old Dachshund. According to the Facebook […]