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Best of Newburyport Doggie Daycare & Grooming

The Beach Dog: Daycare, Grooming & Love

The Beach Dog Daycare is a full service doggie daycare and grooming facility focused on ensuring that every dog receives individual attention geared towards their specific needs and home routine. The staff strives to “love each dog as if they were their own” helping owners to feel good about the fact that their dog is being well cared for and is happy rather than being home alone. The Beach Dog staff consists of a very experienced team, all of whom are fully CPR certified.

The Beach Dog Daycare is a hands on, cage free center that provides substantial indoor space, plus outside space for fresh air and free play. All dogs are matched and kept in separate rooms depending on their size and personalities. The Beach Dog has has two locations: the primary facility in Newbury and a second location specifically for small dogs, under 10 pounds. The Little Beach Dog is located in Newburyport and was opened to provide specialized care for “little dogs with big attitudes of the world!”

Whether you are a doggie daycare client or not, the Beach Dog also offers grooming services. Having a professional dog groomer on hand makes it easy for you to book an appointment and have your grooming needs taken care of while your dog is onsite for daycare. Book a grooming appointment through the grooming menu located on the website or call the Beach Dog directly. You can easily pick your grooming requirements and book your appointment online or call the daycare directly.

The Beach Dog Daycare prides itself on a few enmities that are unique to their doggy daycare. They have a PureAire UVC system, which helps them to keep pure air circulating throughout the facility.  This ultraviolet technology is placed in the air filtration system and kills any airborne mold spores, viruses or bacteria.

The Beach Dog  Doggie Daycare also offers a valet service to any of their clients within a 10-mile radius of our facility. They know how busy you are so their valet system scratches one more item off of your to-do list. Miss your dog during the day? Simply log onto the Beach Dog website and view your dog at anytime during the day using their webcam system.  Visit our website to better acquaint yourself with our services, staff, and the Beach Dog online enrolment forms.

Beach Dog Daycare

By Kim Casey , Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Kim is a huge animal lover and proud owner of two labs. Kim is also an Internet marketer and works closely with The Beach Dog Daycare in Newburyport. She enjoys writing and researching combined with blogging. She is an independent marketer and is self-employed but being an animal lover The Beach Dog Daycare is one of her favorite clients.

Everything You Should Know About Peanut Butter and Your Dog

Peanut Butter and your dog, xylitol

I never met a dog that didn’t like peanut butter. Not only can peanut butter be a healthy protein option for your dog but it can be a good distraction as well. I’m sure most dog owners have played the “hide a pill” in the peanut butter trick. It works like a charm every time. Peanut butter’s “stick to your mouth” consistency also makes a good diversion when you have to do something that Fido is not cooperative about, like clipping nails, or pulling ticks. You also can’t talk about peanut butter without mentioning the Kong, my personal favorite dog toy that keeps your dog busy trying to get the peanut butter out of the unbeatable plastic toy. This ingenious toy invention has saved many table legs and couches from teething puppies and anxiety-riddled furry family members. It’s also because of this toy that I made an unpleasant discovery, but I’m so glad I did because I learned some interesting things about peanut butter and your dog.

I found that all peanut kinds of butter are not created equal, and I found out the hard way. My teething pup became extremely loose in the goose after a few days with his Kong and peanut butter. I tried an elimination diet to try to find the culprit to the loose goose. I immediately put him back on rice and chicken because I knew his body responded well to that base diet. Problem solved, but what was the cause? After some careful reintroduction of foods back into his diet I found that the Kong and peanut butter were the culprits. I was perplexed, to say the least, and started researching. What I found was well worth sharing. I learned some eye-opening information about peanut butter and your dog.

I started my research through family and friends. The first thing fellow dog owners shared with me was that there was an artificial sweetener in some peanut butter that was poisonous to dogs. That’s not entirely factual. There is a sweetener called xylitol. Xylitol is used in food products as a sweetener. But it’s not an artificial sweetener, it’s actually a derivative from fruit and vegetables, some extracts even come from birch trees. What is factual is that xylitol is toxic to your dog. This explanation from WebMD has an informative summary of xylitol. Some brands use xylitol as a sweetener making peanut butter and your dog a toxic combination. This can be highly toxic, in fact, more dogs have died from xylitol poisoning than chocolate intoxication. Below is a list of peanut butter to avoid.

Brands Containing Xylitol

  • Go Nuts, Co.
  • Krush Nutrition
  • Nuts ‘N More
  • P28

This paragraph may be tough to get through, but this is important information to know about peanut butter and your dog. But please know that xylitol is not only found in peanut butter, but it’s also becoming mainstream in a lot of food products. The symptoms are not nice but need to be addressed, your dog’s life could depend on you having this knowledge. First, why does your dog not respond well to xylitol? Xylitol is quickly absorbed and triggers a huge release of insulin from your dog’s pancreas. This could cause a massive drop in Fido’s blood sugar level, medically termed hypoglycemia. Just 50 milligrams (mg) of xylitol per pound of body weight (100 mg per kg) can put your dog into a hypoglycemic state. Below is a list of symptoms as described by VCA Hospital. Should your dog show signs of hypoglycemia you should call the Pet Poison Helpline (800-213-6680) immediately. Typically they treat the dog just like a human in a diabetic shock, introduce sugar to bring the dog’s blood sugar levels back up to normal. If your dog is responsive you could try frosting or a bowl of water with sugar diluted in it. The idea is to give them something high in sugar that will have an immediate uptake response.

Symptoms of Xylitol Poisoning in Your Dog

  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Lack of coordination or difficulty walking or standing
  • Depression or lethargy
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Coma

As you can see from the list my dog being loose in the goose isn’t a typical symptom of xylitol poisoning so Levi’s symptoms we’re either a coincidence or perhaps it was just too oily for his body at this point. We haven’t reintroduced him to it yet but I feel very comfortable having investigated peanut butter as the culprit. Had I not I may have run the risk of accidentally poisoning him with xylitol. So please remember this new additive isn’t just being used by the peanut butter brands. Many good manufacturers are using it. It’s popping up a lot in healthy products because it does not have the same response in humans. Below is a list of other brands that also use xylitol. Keep in mind that these are not typical products you would introduce to your dog, like peanut butter, but if they are in your house you always run the risk of your furry family member accidentally getting a hold of them. Please check labels and keep your dog safe. Also note: some labels could list xylitol as an artificial sweetener. I’d advise avoiding it just to be safe. In the end, always check the labels because peanut butter and your dog should be a good thing.

Brand Containing Xylitol

  • Clemmy’s Rich and Creamy ice cream products
  • John’s products (hard and soft candies, chocolates, drink mixes, etc.)
  • Jell-O sugar-free pudding snacks
  • Nature’s Hollow jams, syrup, ketchup, honey, etc.
  • SparX Candy
  • Zipfizz energy drink-mix powders
  • KAL Colostrum Chewable, Vanilla Cream
  • KAL Dinosaurs Children’s Vitamins and Minerals (chewable tablets)
  • Kidz Digest Chewable Berry from Transformation Enzyme
  • L’il Critters Fiber Gummy Bears
  • Mega D3 Dots with 5,000 IU of Vitamin D3 per “dot” (dissolvable tablet)
  • Suntheanine L-Theanine chewable tablets by Stress-Relax
  • Vitamin Code Kids by Garden of Live (chewable multivitamins)
  • Webber Natural Super Sleep Soft Melts (dissolvable tablets)

Pet Poison Helpline (800-213-6680) immediately.

 


Family & Kids Events in Greater Newburyport

Your Guide to Activities & Family Fun

 

Macaroni Kid Newburyport is a web calendar and weekly e-newsletter serving up the very best free and low-cost events for kids and families in the Greater Newburyport area. Our calendar is packed with events to “engage, entertain, and exhaust,” featuring activities, products, and places for the families who live, work and play locally.

Macaroni Kid Newburyport is the fast-growing local edition of Macaroni Kid, a national media company that delivers hyper-focused, super-local e-newsletters for families. How do they do that? Each community gets its own resident publisher with exclusive rights to the Macaroni Kid platform. Written by and for Newburyport-area residents, Macaroni Kid Newburyport is a true insider’s guide to the many kid-friendly resources we offer in our community.

Macaroni Kid Newburyport serves not just Newburyport but also the surrounding communities of Amesbury, Byfield, Ipswich, Newbury, Plum Island, Rowley, Salisbury, and West Newbury. Visit our website and subscribe to our free e-newsletter for the inside scoop on what’s happening for families in our community. Plan ahead with our holiday and seasonal event guides, and enjoy kid-friendly recipes and crafts throughout the year. Our Parent Resource Guides to birthday party venues, summer camps, and buy-local holiday gifts are your go-to guides for the many vendors and services that cater to kids and families in our area. From time-to-time, we also offer giveaways for local businesses and tickets to popular family-friendly events such as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, King Richard’s Faire, and Sesame Street Live.

Last but not least, we connect with our community via our rich and extensive social media channels. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for our up-to-the-minute feed of local updates, event flyers, parenting tips, and more.

Let Macaroni Kid Newburyport help you make the most of this wonderful community and Find Your Family Fun! Subscribe today to have our full weekly calendar delivered right to your inbox!

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Best of Newburyport Physical Therapist

Holmes Physical Therapy, A Partner You Can Trust for a Clear Path to Recovery

Holmes Physical Therapy has an outstanding reputation in the Greater Newburyport area for being the place to go when you need an experienced physical therapist.  The staff consists of highly trained licensed professionals dedicated to providing clients with the knowledge and tools necessary to maximize recovery and regain quality of life.  Treatment plans are are customized to the individual and start with a comprehensive evaluation.

Let Karen Holmes and her team of experts help you, whether you need assistance recovering from an accident or surgery, or you need a plan to assist with pain relief or strengthening.  If you want top quality therapy assistance and a plan that can put you back on track quickly, call Holmes PT today.  Holmes Physical Therapy LLC, is a physical therapist owned and operated outpatient clinic, conveniently located right next to Latitudes Sports Complex in Salisbury, MA.

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191 Elm Street
Salisbury, MA 01952
978.499.1870
Karen@KarenHolmesPT.com

Karen Holmes Physical Therapist, Salisbury, MA

Stay Fit & Healthy @ the Newburyport Tennis Club

A year-long sport played with friends

 

Whether you are a novice just looking to improve your stroke or an experienced player searching for a competitive match, the Tennis Club of Newburyport is the premier tennis club on the North Shore. With new owners and a half million dollars invested in capital improvements 2018, The Newburyport Tennis Club is new and improved. The new Club boasts a new, fully insulated roof, improved courts, renovated viewing gallery and more.

In addition to the capital improvements, many new programs have been added including special beginners programs, additional children’s and juniors programs and a full roster of adult social events. The Club retains its family oriented tennis facility with six beautiful indoor courts offering both private and group lessons, year round USTA leagues as well as a highly competitive juniors program. Last but not least, our Pros are the best around and can help take your game to the next level via clinics and private lessons.

Tennis is a sport that can be enjoyed all year long regardless of the weather. Stay healthy and fit while exploring new social opportunities. The round robins, socials and leagues are a great opportunity to meet new people and see some familiar faces.

If you haven’t experienced the Tennis Club, come check us out.

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178 Low Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 462-3121

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