Obese Man Adopts Dog And They Get Healthy Together
Cailyn Finkel 3/8/2016
They rescued each other! Just a few years ago, Eric was diagnosed with Type-II diabetes, high blood pressure and high blood sugar. He was terribly unhealthy and doctors had to put things into perspective for the obese man.
The medical staff looked Eric in the eye and told him to buy a funeral plot because his body simply couldn't go on in the condition it was in. But the doctors' words didn't convince him - it wasn't until a flight was delayed because an attendant couldn't find a seat belt extension on the plane for him, that he understood he needed to make a change.
As soon as he got home, Eric contacted a nutritionist in an attempt to turn his life around. She told Eric that he needed to go to the shelter right away and pick out a dog so he had no excuse to get up and stay active. Following her directions, Eric went to the local animal shelter and asked the employees for a middle-aged obese dog, just like himself. That's when he was introduced to Petey and his life was never the same!