Nora Vanatta

UPDATE: Obie loses 40 pounds after new diet and tummy tuck 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 for […]

by DogTime Staff
May 6th, 2013

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 animals.As of […]

by DogTime Staff
October 19th, 2012

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 page Biggest Loser, […]

by DogTime Staff
September 11th, 2012
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