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At 75 pounds, Obie the Dachshund was twice the ideal weight for his breed. Like a lot of overweight pets, Obie had been severely overfed by his well-intentioned but misguided elderly owner. When he came under the care of a new owner, Obie was put on a strict diet. And it worked! But it also left poor Obie with lots and lots of extra loose skin. Watch the video to see Obie's transformation under the knife....

Liz Ozaist By Liz Ozaist, via Vetstreet I still remember the winter night that he came into my life. It wasn't exactly a typical storybook new romance - but I certainly fell for him. Hard. He was the runt of the litter, all floppy paws and ears as he tried to nose his way in between his very type A brothers and sisters to check me out. I wouldn't have noticed him if not for his gemlike big eyes, which my husband would later capture on canvas in a way that always reminds me of that first fateful meeting between me and my beloved boy. SEE ALSO: No. 1 Reason People Love to Have Cats & Dogs To be honest, I found myself at the breeder's home on that nippy winter evening because my father wan...

Poetry for Dog Lovers

I think that I shall never see a poem as a lovely as a ... dog. Really. The haikus, limericks and other short verse featured here are mainly aimed at being rambunctious, enchanting, heartwarming and fun, if not downright goofy. Just like a dog -- only dogs do all that effortlessly. I've got my dog. I've got my…

myathesiebendackels, Flickr Name: Odin Location: Aurora, Colo. Age: 6 Breed: Dachshund Favorite Toy: Stuffed squeaky toys that she can rip the stuffing out of Favorite Treat: Pig ears Likes: Going on walks, and new toys Dislikes: Not getting her way Weird Quirk: Charlotte loves to scoot down hills on her back. Fun Fact: She loves to cuddle with her best friend Kaia! If you'd like to submit your pet for a chance to be featured as Paw Nation's Cute Pet of the Day, upload your favorite pet photos to our Flickr pool! More Cute Pets...

Soggydan, Flickr Cute Pet Name: Yogi Location: Seattle, Wash. Age: 2 Dog Breed: Shaded English Cream Long-Haired Miniature Dachshund. Favorite Toy: Playground balls and furry squeaky toys. Favorite Treat: Bully sticks. Likes: Brie, foie gras, prosciutto, ice cubes. Dislikes: Sushi bagels. Weird Quirks: Yogi goes to sleep each night pretending to nurse a furry pink elephant that he has had since he was a puppy. Fun Fact: He won the best pet trick at the dachshund parade for bouncing a playground ball off his nose like a seal. Congratulations to our submitter, Soggydan. If you'd like to submit your pet, upload your favorite pet photos to our Flickr pool! More Cute Pets...

Kathryn_O, Flickr Cute Pet Name: Egon Location: Auburn, Alabama Age: 5 years Dog Breed: Miniature dachshund Favorite Toy: Anything that can be thrown and fetched -- he's obsessed! Favorite Treat: Raw carrots and rawhide chews. Likes: Sitting in laps, sitting under blankets, snuggling, sleeping in his person's bed, barking at the dog who lives across the street, playing fetch, and jumping all over his friends. Dislikes: Pedicures. Weird Quirk: He loves to be under a blanket and will pull the blanket off the back of the couch so he can burrow under it for nap time. Fun Fact: Egon is nature's perfect alarm clock. He wakes up promptly at 5:45 every morning, convinces his person to get ...