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Obie the formerly overweight dachshund stops by TODAY

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Obie the dachshund that put on twice the amount of its own weight and and had to go on a diet visited TODAY Show Monday to show off its new figure.

We first told you about Obie in November, when the 7-year-old dog had to leave its original owners who couldn't give him enough exercise, but didn't restrict its food. Obie weighed 77 pounds then.

Related: Obese dachshund 'Obie' sheds 50-pounds

The pup moved to Portland and stayed with Nora Vanatta, a dog rescuer. The dog was put on a strict diet and exercise regime and lost about 55 pounds.

Related: Obie, the formerly obese dachshund, visits Florida

Obie had to undergo a surgery to remove excess skin. But now Obie is at healthy 35 pounds and feeling well. Obie stopped by the studios of TODAY Show Monday morning. 

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