lil obese Obie. The 5-year-old dachsund's elderly owners loved him nearly to death by doting on him with food.
Obie now weighs more than twice what he should -- but luckily, Portland veterinarian Nora Vanetta has plans to bring him back from the brink.
Vanetta has Obie signed up for a strict diet, in addition to hydrotherapy sessions until he loses enough weight to exercise normally.
"He is extremely sweet and loving," Vanetta says. "He was obviously loved and is a joy to work with. The aging owners just couldn't say no to those big brown eyes."
Follow Obie's progress on his Facebook page.