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Big Fat Dog

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(PORTLAND, OR) - You can't teach an old dog new tricks but one dog lover is proving you can get a fat one to lose a few pounds.

Obie may not fit the Dachshund mold right now, at nearly 70lbs, his walk looks more like a waddle.

Foster Mom Nora Vanatta volunteered to take on the extra weight of this meaty dog after reading about Obie on the Oregon Dachshund Rescue's Facebook page. A family member of the previous owners' contacted the group for help.

Obie is now on a strict diet of high protein and high fiber.  The 5 year-old pooch has already lost nearly 10lbs. The goal is to get him down to about 40lbs, which could take up to a year.

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