How One Man's Furry Friend Helped Him Shed 140 Pounds

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, April 26, 2016

Aired April 26, 2016

In 2010, a doctor told his severly overweight patient to buy a cemetery plot because he would need it within the next five years. Eric, 56, struggled with obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and was taking over $1,000 worth of medication every month. Today he’s not only alive but 140 pounds lighter  and feels transformed thanks to a shelter dog named Peety.

“I think about it now – who rescued whom?” asks Eric. Watch the video above to see his emotional story.