Extinction is Forever

My son and I created this painting and had it finished by Michael Meeker from the Museum of Natural History in LA, probably 30 years ago. It is 7 feet wide and 5 feet tall. It hung on the wall of my hospital for 30 years and it was to remind people that they should be thankful, as I am, to have the presence of an animal and be given the privilege of loving and caring for that animal.

Dr. Plechner

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Purpose of this Site

This website has been designed as an informational, medical website for PET OWNERS. The purpose of this website is to provide the PET OWNER with up-to-date, understandable, medical information and to share every PET OWNER'S discoveries and experiences that will help other PET OWNERS and their pets survive our ever changing world.

The information that is shared on this website for PET OWNERS, in no way, pre-empts the information the PET OWNER receives from their veterinary medical professionals. Hopefully this website will provide the PET OWNERS with a better understanding and insight on how to help their pet live a longer, happier, healthier life. Please remember that I am peer reviewed by my patients, and NOT my profession.


Because of the changing genetics and the detrimental changes that are occurring to our fragile environment, it has become vitally important to try to avoid any subtle medical changes that may indicate the beginning of disease in ourselves and in our pets.

For those of you that are already aware of these changes, and have found a better way with dealing with these changes, the time has come to share your health care successes with the rest of world, in hopes of helping the rest of the world avoid some of the subtle medical diseases that may occur in the future.

For those of you that I have helped make a difference for both you and or your pet over the past many years, I would appreciate it if you would share your success stories with the social media and the internet.

My reason for asking this, is that your stories and experiences will let people know there are better diagnostics and better medical treatments, for both themselves and for their pets.

As we have found out, merely treating the effects of disease and not the cause of disease, should never be the final answer.

Hopefully this is something you can do, because sharing your stories and experiences with the social media and the internet, will make an important difference for those that are looking for better way to remain heathy for both themselves and for their pets.

What’s New

Did You Know That There Are Other Factors That Can Raise Your Cholesterol Levels Above Normal Besides Diet?

Posted on May 24th, 2017

What is cholesterol and where does its name come from? Wikipedia has the following to say about cholesterol: The name cholesterol comes from the Ancient Greek word chole-(bile) and stereos (solid), followed by the chemical suffix-ol, which is for alcohol. Cholesterol is a steroid or modified sterol (1), a type of lipid molecule that is […]

Can Estrogen Dominance Affect Thyroid Hormones?

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

Interestingly enough, women that are on estrogen supplements often experience no significant thyroid changes, however about 40 % of these women that were also taking thyroid medication, did experience a reduction in their T4 (thyroxin) levels and did begin to show signs of hypothyroidism. The June 7, 2016 by the New England Journal Medicine found […]

Whit is the Cause of Autoimmunity and Cancer in Animals and Humans?

Posted on May 20th, 2017

There is so much information known about treating the effects of autoimmunity and cancer in animals and in humans, and definite thoughts about why these diseases occur, but no real measurable cause. Over the past 50 years of practice, I have discovered an endocrine immune imbalance that seems to be the cause of autoimmunity and […]

Important Facts Both Men and Women Should Know About Natural Testosterone Production

Posted on May 18th, 2017

What is testosterone? Testosterone is a masculine hormone that is found both in men and in women. Several medical studies on the internet indicate that testosterone is usually produced in one area of the body, and travels to other areas of the body and to other organs. Where is testosterone produced? It is produced in […]

Some Simple Facts You Need to Know If You are Thinking About Taking Human Growth Hormone (HGH)

Posted on May 16th, 2017

What is human growth hormone? HGH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. It functions to cause the liver to release a second hormone referred to as Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF-1) and is responsible for helping children gain height, improve their muscle mass and help other organs and tissue increase production of more of […]

Important Facts that You Need to Know About Hypothyroidism in Canines, Felines and Humans

Posted on May 14th, 2017

What is the internet definition of hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism = abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland resulting in the retardation and development of children and adults. However, medical science has discovered many more clinical signs and clinical symptoms for patients that are suffering from hypothyroidism which include canines, felines and humans. What are the causes […]

Radio Interview with Dr. Al Plechner

Posted on May 12th, 2017

The radio host for Take Charge of Your Health, Corinne Funari, was kind enough to ask Dr. Plechner to join her and Carol Peterson in doing an interview on her radio program last month. According to Corinne, she received some very positive feedback and if you would like to listen to her interview, you are […]

Obesity: Why Has Dieting and Exercise Not Helped?

Posted on May 11th, 2017

OBESITY: WHY HAS DIETING AND EXERCISE NOT HELPED? Many Americans and their pets have been facing obesity problems for many years. Strict dieting with special nutritional programs and special exercise programs seem to be of little value for many people that are trying to lose excess weight. Many people have consulted their physician for themselves […]

A Simple Enzyme That May Add to a Patient’s Estogenic Overload

Posted on April 23rd, 2017

That simple enzyme that can induce catastrophic diseases for patients is called aromatase. According to Wikipedia, aromatase is an adrenal enzyme. It is also called estrogen synthetase or estrogen synthate. Aromatase has the ability to transform androstenedion into estrone and testosterone into estradiol. Aromatase is therefore responsible for aromatization of androgens into estrogens. This enzyme […]