Pics of the fattest dog in the world

  • Obie is a dachshund from Washington state who at his heaviest weighed 77 pounds in August, 2012. His original owners were elderly, and showered him with treats until he became obese.
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  • Nora Vanatta from Portland, Ore. decided to take in Obie and help him lose weight. Vanatta had studied animal science at Colorado State University. She documented the dachshund’s progress on the Biggest Loser, Doxie Edition Facebook page.

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  • Vanatta had studied nutrition and animal behavior, so she thought she was up for the challenge of getting Obie healthy.

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  • Vanatta was expecting to see an overweight basset hound. She couldn’t believe that a dachshund had reached more than 70 pounds.

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  • Obie gets powder on his stomach to prevent infections and rubbing.

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  • Obie was put on a special diet to help him shed the excess weight.

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  • Eventually, Obie started an exercise routine including swim therapy and treadmill work.

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  • Because his stomach skin rubbed on so many different things, Obie needed baths every few days to prevent infection.

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  • Obie’s other family includes dachshund named Noggin (pictured here) and a black lab named Hunter (not pictured), both who live active lifestyles.

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  • Obie (left) and Noggin take in some sun.

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  • Obie rests on the bed.

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  • Obie relaxes with his fellow dog friends.

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  • (Left to right) Obie, Hunter and Noggin pose for a family picture.

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  • Dr. Alon Kramer — who later would perform surgery on Obie’s excess skin — examines the dog. In December 2012, Obie weighed 49 pounds.

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  • Obie’s shows off his sleeker body shape during his bath.

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  • Obie gives his godmother Peggy Scearce some kisses on his seventh birthday.

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  • Daily walks are necessary to maintain Obie’s health, but sometimes he needs to take a break.

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  • Obie takes a rest during his daily walk.

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  • After a short rest, Obie resumes his walk.

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  • Obie attends a symposium in Seattle, Wash.

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  • Obie visits the veterinary technicians at Sanford-Brown College to teach them about pet obesity.

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  • Obie’s rib cage is slightly visible in this picture, but the excess skin as a result of his weight loss remains.

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  • Obie goes on his first hike.

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  • Obie weighed in at 37 pounds and 4 ounces on the day of his surgery in April, 2013. He lost a remarkable 44 pounds in eight months.

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  • Because Obie had so much excess skin after losing 44 pounds, the skin folds were putting him at constant risk of infection.

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  • He needed a bath every few days to ward of infection between the skin folds. Obie also had to use a special medicated shampoo to help heal any wounds.

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  • Obie is sedated and ready for his procedure.

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  • Obie is prepped for surgery. The skin removal procedure was medically necessary, and not done for cosmetic purposes.

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  • Warning: The following four pictures of Obie’s surgery may contain graphic imagery that some viewers may not want to look at.

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  • Doctors pull on the excess skin during Obie’s surgery.

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  • Doctors work to remove the excess skin that appeared after Obie’s incredible weight loss.

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  • Doctors at Oregon Expert Vets stitch Obie up. The dog’s procedure is complete.

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  • In total, 2.5 pounds of excess skin was removed from the dachshund.

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  • Doctors at Oregon Expert Vets who completed the procedure show off Obie’s skinner physique.

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  • Obie gets some well-deserved rest at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin after the excess skin from his stomach was removed.

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  • Obie opens his eyes after his procedure.

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  • Obie stretches his paws after his tummy tuck procedure.

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  • Post-operative Obie is in a playful mood.

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  • Owner Nora Vanatta snaps a picture of Obie’s first post-op pee. He’s wearing a little plastic ball called a Jackson Pratt drain to collect all the extra fluid from the surgery site.

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  • Obie catches up with Noggin.

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  • Post-surgery Obie goes on a scouting mission with his friend Noggin.

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A miniature dachshund that wasn’t so miniature lost almost 80 percent of his body weight through diet, exercise and the help of his owner, who has launched a fund to help other overweight pets do the same.

Dennis the Dachshund loses 44 pounds!

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When Columbus, Ohio, resident Brooke Burton, saw that her relative’s wiener dog, Dennis, was tipping the scales at 56 pounds in June 2013, she assumed ownership of the portly pooch.

“Dennis was very depressed and didn’t have much of a personality when I first rescued him,” Burton, 26, told TODAY.com via email. “You could tell he didn’t feel good and was very uncomfortable. He didn’t trust fully, I think he realized after about a month I was there to help him, not hurt him.”

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In addition to putting an end to the dog’s snacking on burgers and pizza — limiting his diet to dry dog food — the nursing student also made a point to take Dennis on walks and show him lots of affection.

Wrote Burton, “People think I did something magical to get him to lose weight, and really it was just proper diet and exercise and lots of love!”

Burton’s approach appeared to be slow and steady.

“I first was told I was crazy taking on such a huge commitment but I didn’t care,” Burton said of Dennis’ weight, now listed at a lean 12 pounds. “I have such a huge love for animals, that I didn’t care the time or money needed to make Dennis a normal dog again. I find it crazy people telling me I’m a hero. I just don’t see it that way. I’m just a normal person trying to do the right thing the best I can. I would hope that anyone else would do the same thing too. Animals don’t deserve to be treated the way they do.”

If there’s a downside to losing so much weight, it’s that Dennis wound up tripping over his excess skin folds, so, he underwent multiple surgeries at a cost of “about $1,000 each, if not a little more” to remove them, Burton wrote.

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“I truly believe each surgery was worth every penny,” she added. “Why not give Dennis a fighting chance to be normal? He never asked to be morbidly obese or neglected and live in such terrible living conditions. He was 5 years old when I got him, and still had the rest of his life ahead of him. I would do this whole process all over again in a heart beat. He is one happy little booger now and I’m so happy I was able to help him.”

With a new leash on life, Dennis is just the latest canine reclamation project for Burton, who owns three other rescue dogs: Riley, a 6-year-old English chocolate lab; Sophie, a 10-year-old American chocolate lab, and Kendall, a 7- or 8-year-old Yorkie/terrier mix.

Aware that Dennis’ tale has gone viral, Burton is starting to “paw” it forward. She’s collaborated with The Ohio State University to launch Dennis’ Legacy, a nonprofit venture whose mission is to “support nutritional education and care for obese animals.”

But, on a smaller scale, seeing Dennis thrive is its own reward, she added.

“A happy pet teaches you so much; they love and adore you unconditionally,” Burton wrote. “He has taught me that you can never underestimate any animals potential. Give them a fighting chance and they will succeed. They need us, just as much as we need them.”

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This article was originally published Mar. 15, 2015 at 9:37 a.m. ET.

Fat Vincent No More! Obese Dachshund Loses Half His Body Weight, Now Known As ‘Skinny Vinnie’

Once nicknamed “Fat Vincent,” this dachshund is now being hailed as “Skinny Vinnie” after losing nearly half his body weight.

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Melissa Anderson said when she took in Vinnie, he weighed a whopping 38.2 pounds.
“He was so overweight that we had to be really careful with him,” Anderson told to IE.com.
Anderson knew Vinnie was not happy being obese.

They slowly started Vinnie’s diet and a fitness regimen “because exercising was going to be really difficult for him.”

The 9-year-old pup at first refused to eat dry food, and the family coaxed him by mixing it with wet dog food.

And slowly but surely, Vinnie began losing weight.

“As soon as he lost a couple of pounds, we got him in the swimming pool,” Anderson said, but Vinnie still found mischievous ways to take short cuts. “He’s smart enough to figure out he doesn’t have to move with the life jacket on.”

So Anderson adapted. She and a friend jumped into the pool with Vinnie and positioned themselves at either end. They called to him, and he would swim from end to end.

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” started with five minutes in the pool, and worked up to 20 or 25 minutes in the pool,” Anderson said.

When autumn arrived in Houston, Vinnie had finally lost enough weight that Anderson could take him for walks.

The foster mom and dog started slow, but now, she said he is able to tackle hour-long walks, and won’t settle for less: “He’s had two days of no walking and he’s waiting at the door after breakfast to go on his walk.”

“He runs all the time,” Anderson’s daughter, Emily added.

Now, eight months after his regime change, Vinnie has lost 21 pounds. The goal is about 16 pounds.

“He was happy in the beginning, but not as much as he is today,” Emily said. “You can tell he is always thanking us.”

While the foster family already has three other dachshunds, Anderson said they still have not decided whether they will adopt Vinnie as a full member of the family.

“The idea was he’d get to his goal weight and we’d ,” Anderson said. “My family really want to keep him, and there’s an outcry on Facebook to keep him, but I haven’t committed on that. I’m getting weaker,” she laughed.

In the meantime, Anderson said their family has been getting requests for adoption from all over the world, but they hope Vinnie will be able to find a local family to take him in.

Anderson suggested families who are unable to commit to adopting dogs like Vinnie can also help the cause by fostering animals.

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“Great dogs like Vinnie are in shelters across the country, in danger of being euthanized. Vinnie was rescued just hours before,” Anderson said. “We’ve got to get these dogs out of shelters.”

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This super-fat dachshund lost 75 percent of his body weight

Hot dog!

Dennis the dieting dachshund is downright svelte –after dropping a whopping 75 percent of his body weight.

The miniature dachshund wasn’t exactly tiny less than two years ago, when he tipped the scales at 56 pounds and couldn’t walk for more than a few steps before running out of breath.

A much happier Dennis lost more than 75% of his body weight.AP

The hefty hound went on a health kick after Brooke Burton adopted him from a relative who had fed him White Castle burgers, pizzas and other high-calorie fare with no regard to his ballooning belly.

Burton, 26, a nursing student, said she was shocked when she first saw Dennis in June 2013.

“Out comes Dennis, and I couldn’t believe it,” Burton said. “I wasn’t even sure what breed of dog he was supposed to be because he was so large.”

Dennis began dieting on dry dog food and got plenty of exercise by walking – as well as lots of affection.

The 6-year-old dachshund, who now weighs a mere 12 pounds, is happily chasing squirrels and playing fetch.

“In the beginning, you could tell he was very depressed, that he really didn’t feel good at all,” Burton said. “He didn’t have much of a personality. After he lost weight, this bossy little demanding man popped out. He’s into everything, he wants to play with everybody.”

Dennis had to undergo three surgeries at Ohio State University Medical Center to remove folds of excess skin that got infected.

Dr. Kathleen Ham, his vet, warned people about over-feeding their pets.

“We have an expression: food is not love,” Ham said. “Most of what your pet wants from you is affection and attention.”

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Dennis the Miniature Dachshund Loses 75 Percent of His Body Weight

First Obie, now Dennis. We introduced you to Obie the Dachshund in September of 2013. The overweight wiener dog weighed 77 pounds when rescued by Nora Vanatta, who put him on a strict diet and got him moving again. He lost 54 pounds, underwent three skin-removal surgeries, and now weighs a healthy 23 pounds.

Dennis has done the same, with the numbers being in different ranges because he’s a miniature version of the breed. He weighed 56 pounds when Brook Burton rescued him in June of 2013 from a family member who “fed the dog a diet of burgers, pizza, ramen noodles, and other human foods,” according to an interview with Burton in The Columbus Dispatch.

Also through diet, exercise, and skin-removal surgeries, Dennis has lost 44 pounds to reach his healthy weight of 12 pounds. Burton paid for his care in part with funds raised through a GoFundMe campaign, and she has since set up another campaign to help other obese pets at Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where the dog had his surgeries.

You can contribute to the Dennis Legacy campaign at his GoFundMe page and follow Dennis on Facebook. You can also check in with Obie, who has maintained his weight loss, on Facebook. Congrats to both dogs and their owners!

Via The Columbus Dispatch

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When Brooke Burton first saw Dennis the Dachshund he could barely walk. The dog was so morbidly obese that she thought he moved more like a slug than a dog.

Brooke was helping to clean the house of her great-uncle, who was a hoarder, back in 2013 when she spotted Dennis.

He could only take a few steps and then stop to rest. He was not a happy dog.

He weighed an astonishing 56 pounds (that’s a lot for a small dog that should weigh somewhere around 15 pounds).

He had been fed a diet of fast food that included White Castle sliders, pizza, Hungry Man meals.
Dennis had eaten whatever his owner had shared with him. Brooke could see Dennis was miserable and took him back to her home in Columbus, Ohio.

The vet told her that Dennis would have not survived much longer given the condition he was in. Not only was he too overweight, he was severely dehydrated and was riddled with skin infections.

Dennis immediately went on a strict diet of 1/2 of a cup of dry dog food twice daily and he only allowed to have vegetable treats.

Slowly but surely Dennis began to lose weight and began to walk more and more.

Once he started shedding the pounds, his skin got loose.

Dennis needed his excess skin removed because the flaps of skin kept tripping him up and getting infected.

Brooke turned to social media for help raise funds for surgery and thanks to generous donors, Dennis was soon scheduled for his surgeries at the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center.

He underwent three surgeries as he gradually returned to normal weight.

He just had his last surgery in February, 2015.

Now two years later, Dennis is an amazingly svelte 12 pounds (he lost 44 pounds!). He’s full of energy and fun.

He’s no longer depressed and unhealthy. Instead, he’s happy, he’s playful and he loves balls and barking orders at everyone. (Bossy little Doxie!)

Brooke and Dennis also want to pay it forward and help other dogs like him. She’s opened a fund in his name (Dennis’ Legacy) at the OSU Veterinary Hospital. Funds raised will provide pet owners (dog or cat) that have an obese pet a chance to get healthy!

What an amazing difference a healthy diet and lots of TLC has made in Dennis’ life!

You can follow more of Dennis’ adventures on Facebook.

Share Dennis’ wonderful transformation with your friends and family!

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In this June 2013 photo provided by Brooke Burton, Dennis, a dachshund, rests on the ground in Columbus, Ohio. Less than two years ago, Dennis weighed in at 56 pounds and could walk only a few feet without stopping, out of breath.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio dog has gone on a diet and lost a whopping 75 percent of his body weight after previously being fed a lot of White Castle burgers and other human food.

Once a wanton wiener dog, Dennis is now a happy shadow of his former self after a new owner put him on a strict diet.
Less than two years ago, Dennis weighed in at a whopping 56 pounds — about the size of four or five miniature dachshunds, which is what he is. A series of “before” photos show Dennis resting on rolls of fat, his head seemingly too little for his blob of a body. He couldn’t take more than a few steps without being out of breath.

In this Feb. 25, 2015 photo, Brooke Burton’s miniature dachshund Dennis stands in the snow in Columbus, Ohio. Once a wanton wiener dog, Dennis went on a diet and is now a happy shadow of his former self after losing more than 75 percent of his body weight.

Then Brooke Burton adopted him from a relative who had fed him White Castle burgers, pizza and other human food, and didn’t pay much attention to the dog’s burgeoning belly.
Burton, a 26-year-old nursing student, recalls how emotional she became when she first saw Dennis in June 2013, and then persuaded her relative to give him up.
“Out comes Dennis, and I couldn’t believe it,” Burton says. “I wasn’t even sure what breed of dog he was supposed to be because he was so large.”
Burton put him on diet of dry dog food, plus lots of walks and affection. Now the 6-year-old wiener dog is a svelte 12 pounds and happily chasing squirrels in the backyard, playing fetch and bossing around the other three rescue dogs that live with him.
“In the beginning, you could tell he was very depressed, that he really didn’t feel good at all,” Burton says. “He didn’t have much of a personality. After he lost weight, this bossy little demanding man popped out. He’s into everything, he wants to play with everybody.”
Dennis lost so much weight that he started tripping over the folds of excess skin that were left over and getting infections. He has had three surgeries at the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center to get rid of it.
Dr. Kathleen Ham, the veterinary surgeon who performed the operations, says Dennis’ story is a good lesson for pet owners who might feed their animals too much.
“We have an expression: food is not love,” Ham says. “Most of what your pet wants from you is affection and attention.”

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When nursing student Brooke Burton of Columbus, Ohio, first met an adorable dog named Dennis in June 2013, the miniature dachshund weighed a whopping 56 pounds.

His previous owner had fed him predominantly pizza and White Castle burgers and, just as it would with a human, the fast food diet took a seriously disastrous toll on the 6-year-old pup’s health.

He was so overweight that he was unable to move a few feet without losing his breath and suffered from skin infections caused by his paws constantly tripping over his loose flaps of skin. He was also very, very depressed.

Despite his terrible condition, Brooke convinced her uncle to adopt the chunky canine and immediately put him on a strict weight-loss program consisting of dry food and lots of exercise.

As a result, the miniature mutt lost 44 pounds (about 75% of his body weight), and can now happily run free, chase squirrels, and get belly rubs.

Dennis also underwent three skin-resection surgeries to get rid of all his excess skin, operations that totaled over $2800 and were paid for by donations made by people concerned about the state of pet obesity in this country.

“People love their pets and feed them,” one anonymous donor told The Columbus Dispatch. “They’re not going to live long if you feed them like that.”

To draw greater attention to the problem, Burton set up a Facebook pagechronicling Dennis’ journey from obesity to a happy, healthy life. She hopes his story will motivate other dog owners to realize the dangerous effects of overfeeding their beloved pets.

“I show him I love him through taking proper care of him,” she said, “not through White Castle burgers and pizza.”

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