Pets

Pet Vet: Lab's problem may begin with his hips

Alan writes in about his 3-year old Labrador retriever named Scout who has been having trouble jumping up into his seat in Alan's truck and, at times, trouble getting up after lying down for a while. Alan has heard about big dogs having problems with their hips and wants to know if Scout might have such a problem.

Pets

Animal Island: Mystery bird is likely a lost falcon

Q: I'm trying to identify a bird that I spotted yesterday in my Lloyd Harbor backyard. I've attached a photo for your reference. As you may be able to tell, the bird has a band on its leg. The consensus of my Facebook friends is that it's most likely either an immature red-tailed hawk or Cooper's hawk. Can you confirm whether either guess is correct?

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