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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Sarah1983, Sep 6, 2012.
Oh. My. God. WHY??? He weighs more than my Labrador!
Obie, the obese dachshund. - YouTube!
So sad - His tummy has to be so sore rubbing on the ground the whole time.
Poor poor thing
How sad :crying:
Can see from the posts below that there were mitigating circumstances for his previous owners neglect/overfeeding still v sad Obie is paying the price.
Very good news that he's got new owners who are dealing with the issue though :thumbup:
Good luck Obie!
Oh my! That is horriffic poor soul x
As cruel as starvation IMO
Poor guy His tummy must be so sore! That makes me really sad, how can anyone let their dog get like that? He's clearly unhappy and uncomfortable. I'm glad he's getting the help he deserves. Shame on his previous owners.
Apparently reading the Facebook group set up about it, the owners loved him but had dementia and didn't realise how much they were feeding him. Poor boy!
Oh my word.. how sad. Poor little thing can hardly touch the floor with his belly
Hope all works out well with Obie and that his new owners are helping him to lose the weight. It must be so uncomfortable especially as Dacschunds are susceptible to back trouble.
Poor boy Sad circumstances though of him becoming like that. This is a case of knowing the facts before you judge... I know someone who took on a neighbours westie because the elderly owner kept forgetting to feed the dog. She wasn't doing it maliciously and she loved the dog, but she just kept forgetting. I'm not sure if she had dementia or something similar. Now though, the dog has a loving home, proper care and the previous owner still gets to see her dog every day.
Oh my word. That broke my heart. I don't know anything about the prev owners situation, so I am not going to pass comment or judge.
That poor boy, life is just a struggle. Not being able to walk properly, for any distance, he must be so uncomfortable.
Going to go and cuddle Betty and blow raspberries on her belly.
I've been following Obie for about 2 weeks now, he's down to 70lbs now :thumbup:
His new owners have been helping him loose weight and he's been doing well.
You can read his story here
Or for those without facebook:
Oh my gosh that made me cry...that poor dog...and yet he's still wagging his tail all the time.Hope his new owners manage to get him down to a healthy weight so he can enjoy life a bit more.77 lbs is over 5 stone-that's horrendous.My 9 year old weighs around that.
Can you imagine how happy he's going to be when he gets enough weight off to start running and playing.