Veterinarian Sits in a Hot Parked Car for 30 Minutes

Veterinarian, Dr. Ernie Ward, set out to see what it feels like for a dog helplessly trapped in a hot car.

Armed with a clock, a thermometer and a video camera, Dr. Ward sat in his car, with the windows cracked, for thirty minutes while the temperature climbed to a sweltering 116 degrees.

The doctor explained, even with the windows cracked, the air in the car was still.  Just a few minutes in, and already drenched with sweat – a cooling function that dogs don’t have – Dr. Ward was already starting to reflect on the suffering that dogs must experience in the same situation.

The video below serves as a vivid reminder to pet parents to NOT leave a dog in a hot car, even if only for a few minutes.

via: dogingtonpost

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People Who Eat Ketchup Are Being Warned By Doctors…

The majority of us always have ketchup in the fridge, as we put ketchup in the sandwiches, hot dogs, on French fries..Unfortunately, only a few are aware of the effects of this condiment.

Apparently, our favourite condiment contains much more than a healthy tomato dose.

If you grab a bottle of Heinz ketchup and review its ingredients, you will read the following:

  1. Tomato concentrates from red ripe tomatoes
  2. Distilled vinegar
  3. High-fructose corn syrup (or sugar)
  4. Corn syrup (sugar-again!)
  5. Salt
  6. Spices
  7. Onion powder
  8. Natural flavouring

First of all, don’t you think its’ strange that our ketchup contains a double dose of sugar? The terms high-fructose corn syrup and corn syrup are just fancy names for sugar.

Additionally, the law demands that ingredients are listed according to their amount, that is, to the weight, in the product, from the greatest to the least.

Yet, if we combine the amounts of corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup, we can easily see that sugar should be second on the list.

This made Mr. Eastcoastman do a small experiment which gave surprising effects! He filled up a typical 1.3-liter bottle of Heinz ketchup with the actual amount of sugar it has, and it had 33 tablespoons of sugar!

Also, two tablespoons of this ketchup contain 2 teaspoons of sugar, which is quite much, especially if we consider the recommended dose of 6 teaspoons daily for women, by the American Heart Association. This means that ketchup takes up a third of your daily sugar quota!

Furthermore, the distilled vinegar in Heinz ketchup is unhealthy as it is made of GMO corn, and it is openly admitted on the Heinz website!

Despite the numerous debates about the effects of GMO foods on our health, it has been recently found that they are linked to the Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, which is used on genetically modified crops.

This pesticide apparently contains a carcinogenic chemical, called glyphosate, which has been found in the blood and urine of numerous people all over the world. This chemical has been linked to numerous autoimmune disorders, autism, acute toxicity, leaky gut syndrome, and much more.

Unfortunately, this chemical has been in our environment for long and has caused numerous adverse effects.

About ten years ago, honey bees all around the world began to experience Colony Collapse Disorder, and as soon as they came into contact with GMO crops sprayed with this harmful pesticide, they brought the chemical back to the hive with them.

Then, before new hives could be formed, they would die off. This toxic herbicide also caused behavioral issues and memory problems in newborn babies.

Additionally, do you have an idea what do the labels “spices” and “natural flavoring” refer to?- Well, ask the food manufacturers, as they are the only ones who know!

Under the sham that manufacturers hide the full list of ingredients for competitors not to duplicate it, they are allowed to get away with it.

Spices often refer to MSG, but they hide it as they can predict the reaction of their customers.

When it comes to “natural flavorings”, which need to be free of artificial ingredients and colors, they can be an issue for vegans and vegetarians, as they regard ketchup as vegetarian, while these natural flavorings may actually include meat!


The Wash Cloth

The wash cloth maybe an old Gynecologist joke, but it is sure to make you smile!  😉



I was due for an appointment with the gynecologist later in the week. Early one morning, I received a call from the doctor’s office to tell me that I had been rescheduled for that morning at 9:30 am. I had only just packed everyone off to work and school, and it was already around 8:45 am. The trip to his office took about 35 minutes, so I didn’t have any time to spare. As most women do, I like to take a little extra effort over hygiene when making such visits, but this time I wasn’t going to be able to make the full effort.

So, I rushed upstairs, threw off my pajamas, wet the wash cloth that was sitting next to the sink, and gave myself a quick wash in that area to make sure I was at least presentable. I threw the wash cloth in the clothes basket, donned some clothes, hopped in the car and raced to my appointment.

I was in the waiting room for only a few minutes when I was called in. Knowing the procedure, as I’m sure you do, I hopped up on the table, looked over at the other side of the room and pretended that I was in Paris or some other place a million miles away.

I was a little surprised when the doctor said, “My, we have made an extra effort this morning, haven’t we?” I didn’t respond.

After the appointment, I heaved a sigh of relief and went home. The rest of the day was normal .. Some shopping, cleaning, cooking.

After school when my 6 year old daughter was playing, she called out from the bathroom, “Mummy, where’s my wash cloth?”

I told her to get another one from the cupboard.

She replied, “No, I need the one that was here by the sink, it had all my glitter and sparkles saved inside it.”

Never going back to that doctor again……….. never!


Source: shortstories101


The Patient And The Late Doctor

They say, whenever you assume anything “you make an ass out of you and me”.  This patient definitely proves this old saying to be true!



Source: tickld