The Oyster Bay Animal Hospital Blog

  • Seals in Oyster Bay

    By Nicole Carone             Did you know that here in New York we can see up to five different species of seals! Seals can be found in New York waters from as early as November all the way through to late April/early May. Two of the most common seal species that we see, and that can… Read more

  • Vitamin D: The good, the bad, and the ugly

    February 21, 2020 by

    Vitamins are essential organic molecules that allow our bodies to carry out its normal processes. Vitamin D is one of four fat soluble vitamins that is stored in the liver and in fatty tissue. It is commonly thought to be obtained from exposure to sunlight; however, the vitamin is mostly obtained from diet. Our bodies… Read more

  • Long Island’s Raptors – by Eileen Hagerman

    February 11, 2020 by

    Along with songbirds and waterfowl, Long Island is home to several different types of birds of prey called raptors.  The raptor species are classified into different categories depending on their style of hunting. Raptor categories include hawks, owls, falcons, eagles, and osprey—types of which make Long Island their home (for at least part of the year).… Read more

  • Winter Birding Part 1 – by Eileen Hagerman

    December 14, 2019 by

    Now that fall has come (and gone), and winter is on its way, it’s easy to be nostalgic for the warmer weather. In addition to the fallen leaves and dealing with wearing heavier coats, another seasonal change is the absence of many of the birds we’ve happily watched over the past few months, which might… Read more

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