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

The Cause of Feline Leukemia and Other Retroviral Diseases

Posted on May 5th, 2016

FELV, FIV and FIP have all been recognized for many years and are thought to be quite contagious for all cats, but as this article continues, you may find that this may not be totally true. Unfortunately with inbreeding, whether on purpose or due to feral cats natural instincts, as the gene pool becomes to […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Posted on May 5th, 2016

For many years. IBS has plagued humans, dogs, cats, horses and I suspect many other kinds of mammals. Of interest, an MD with the Gastroenterology Research Unit with the Addenbrook’s Hospital in Cambridge, United Kingdom, reports that his findings indicate that the frequency for IBS in humans is as high as 15 % at some […]

Does My Cat Really Have Hyperthyroidism?

Posted on May 5th, 2016

What is Feline Hyperthyroidism? This is a disease of the thyroid gland found mainly in felines. It does occur in canines but to a much lesser degree. Probably close to 98 % of the feline patients that have hyperthyroidism, will have a functional tumor in their thyroid gland that may or may not be palpable. […]

Video: Bill Burlingame DVM Discusses ACEIS (Plechner’s Syndrome)

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

Here is a short video by Bill Burlingame, DVM, discussing my findings on ACEIS (Plechner’s Syndrome).    

Did You Know that Cholesterol is the Precursor for Cortisol?

Posted on May 2nd, 2016

Today’s modern, medical trends, are telling people how damaging elevated amounts of cholesterol can be, for their wellbeing. However, you have to question, whether cholesterol can go through the necessary, enzymatically changes, for the various intermediary hormones, to become cortisol. The progression of cholesterol into cortisol, requires proper transfer enzymes between each intermediary hormone, for […]

The Clinical Manifestations Caused by the Theories of Cancer and the Cortisol Connection

Posted on May 2nd, 2016

THE CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS CAUSED BY THE THEORIES OF CANCER AND THE CORTISOL CONNECTION By Dr. AL Plechner DVM Many theories involving cancer have evolved before and since 1954. Today’s most popular theory deals with the thinking that viruses may be the cause of cancer, which is certainly possible. The theory of genetic mutations has been […]

Some New Food Considerations

Posted on May 2nd, 2016

We have all known for a several years, that the agricultural application of insect repellant chemicals, for fruits and vegetables, has been very harmful for animal’s humans, and for our environment. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has tried to provide the general public with information about fruits and vegetables that may be harmful, if eaten. […]

Depomedrol: Thoughts About Different Dosages for Different Diseases

Posted on April 26th, 2016

For many years, Depomedrol has been used in various amounts dictated by the disease the animal has. The medical profession knows to use smaller amounts of Depomedrol for allergies, but when it comes to more severe canine and feline diseases, such as severe allergies, autoimmune diseases and some forms of cancer, increased amounts of Depomedrol […]

Addendum for the Treatment of SARDS and other ACEIS Diseases

Posted on April 26th, 2016

Reports have recently come to me from veterinarians and from their clients, indicating that in a few of the canine patients being treated for SARDS or other ACEIS diseases, that have received injections of Pfizer Depomedrol, developed elevated liver enzyme levels and or elevated alkaline phosphatase levels. Once the Pfizer Depomedrol injections were stopped, these […]