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2 pounds of loose skin removed from fat Oregon dog

Sunday - 5/5/2013, 8:00pm  ET

LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL - 9/14/12 - Obie the Dachsund appears on the newly-rechristened syndicated talk show, LIVE! with Kelly and Michael,' distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. (Photo by Lorenzo BEvilaqua/Disney-ABC via Getty Images) KELLY RIPA, OBIE, MICHAEL STRAHAN, NORA VANATTA (OBIE'S FOSTER PARENT)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Obie the formerly obese dachshund is recovering after surgery at an Oregon veterinary clinic that removed 2 1/2 pounds of loose skin.

Owner Nora Vanatta told KGW ( ) the surgery this week at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin went well.

The loose skin was dragging after the dog lost 40 pounds in eight months on a diet. Obie had weighed 77 pounds. He was down to 37 before the surgery. He now weighs about 35 pounds and Vanatta wants him to lose about 5 more.

Obie fans have been following his weight loss on Facebook at .

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