The Water Bowl: Rachael Ray's Food Truck – for Dogs!
Starting next Thursday, your dog can chow down on a delish lunch, too – courtesy of Rachael Ray. The celebrity foodie will get tails wagging with "Chicken Muttballs & Pasta" and "Chicken Paw Pie," from her new wet-dog-food line, as she sets up shop in an N.Y.C. food truck for three days. –Fork in the Road
More than a year since an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, pets are feeling the after-effects. Researchers observed that stray and abandoned animals found near the Fukushima Daiichi power station showed stress hormone levels far higher than other Japanese dogs. –Los Angeles Times
Sorry, Jurassic Park fans: life will likely never imitate art. Australian scientists report that DNA's half-life is 521 years, which is 400 times slower than simulation experiments hypothesized. Even under perfect conditions, the researchers explained, DNA bonds would be wiped out after an estimated 6.8 million years. –Discovery News
How much money do we spend on our four-legged friends when they're sick? In 2011, Americans spent nearly $7 billion on prescription and over-the-counter pet drugs. A bill currently pending in Congress, dubbed the Fairness to Pet Owners Act, would require veterinarians to write prescriptions for all pet medications as a way to encourage more moderate pricing. –New York Times
La Festival Gastronomico del Gato (translation: The Gastronomic Festival of the Cat) has come to an end in Peru. The September event features a feline-eating feast as a nod to the days early settlers ate cat meat to survive. On the not-so-appetizing menu: spicy cat stew and grilled cat with native huacatay herbs. –Huffington Post
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