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  • Xylitol Poisoning in Dogs

    There are an increasing number of cases of dogs getting sick from ingesting a common sugar substitute, xylitol. This substance causes no problems in people, but in dogs it can cause wild fluctuations in blood sugar, often leading to a severe hypoglycemia. It can also cause liver failure. Xylitol is ...

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  • Xylitol Food Additive Harmful to Household Pets

    People love sweets and so do many dogs. In fact, some dogs love their family's sweet treats and sneak bites of it when the humans aren't looking. You or your children probably also share goodies with your family pet. Many sweets are made with the substance called xylitol. Xylitol is used to manufacture ...

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  • The Truth behind K-9's and Chocolate

    We have all heard people say things such as "Don't give your dog chocolate, it will kill him!" or "Even a small amount of chocolate will kill a dog." Fortunately for all cabinet opening dogs out there, the truth to the chocolate rumors lies somewhere between the chilling truth in the refrigerator and ...

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  • Rabies- Not a Disease of the Past

    Did you ever think that your pet's rabies vaccination wasn't all that important? Did you know that if your cat or dog is not current on its rabies vaccination, and a stray or wild animal bites your pet, the County Health Department can, and will, demand that the pet be euthanized or strictly quarantined ...

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  • Pretty Poisonous Plants

    We all enjoy flowers, whether in a vase in our house or in our gardens. We enjoy the multitude of bright colors and the fragrant odor they give us. But there can be a dangerous aspect to some of our favorite plants. The list of poisonous plants is very long, but this will give you information about some ...

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  • Plants That Are Poisonous to Pets

    Pets are incredibly curious creatures who are not above snacking on anything that interests them. When that snack is a plant, problems can occur. Many plants are poisonous if eaten and can cause symptoms ranging from mild discomfort to death. Below is a list of some of the most common plants that sicken ...

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  • Marijuana Toxicity in Pets

    Imagine your concern if you came home to find your dog unable to walk, unresponsive, or in a coma. This is becoming more common as marijuana begins to lose its illicit status, at least in some areas of the world. As the decriminalization and even legalization of marijuana has occurred, cases of toxicity ...

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  • Make Your House Pet Friendly

    Keeping your house pet friendly is critical to the health and wellness of your pets. Just what does pet friendly mean? A pet friendly house is a sheltered location for an animal to live, play and relax that is clean, safe, free from hazards and toxic materials. Most pets share house space with their ...

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  • Keeping Pets Safe from Being Lost

    An estimated one third of all pets will become lost at some point in their life. Reasons for pets becoming lost include everything from a loose gate to breaking free from a leash. With so many possible ways for a pet to become lost, it is important to follow some simple safety procedures. Dog Tags (Identification ...

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  • Hidden Dangers of Over-the-Counter Medications

    There are many medications available over the counter (OTC) at pharmacies and grocery stores that we consider to be safe, their use to be routine. We don’t think twice about picking up medications to help with pain or flu symptoms. What many people don’t consider is that these same medications can ...

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    David Gifford

    I, David Gifford, and my wife Kelly Gifford, own and operate Albuquerque Pet Memorial Service. We are avid animal lovers and have two beautiful Icelandic ponies-Ani and Rohan; along with our dogs-Sophie and Rio, and two kitty's. Providing a service that memorializes your pet is very special, and we treat each and every pet with respect and dignity. Our "animals are such agreeable friends-they ask no questions, they pass no criticism." We are here to help give you a lasting memorial of your beloved friend.

  • Deidra Ewers

    Hello! My name is Deidra, mother of two, and am the daughter of David Gifford. I am a recent addition to the APMS team and am here to help my fellow pet owners in their most difficult time. As a pet owner, I understand the devastation of losing a family member. Our furry friends love without expecting anything in return and deserve nothing less than the respect and dignity our company gives them in the end. As a family owned and operated company we can offer a more personal experience and aid in relieving as much stress as possible in your time of need.

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