Today’s humans, dogs and cats are facing a wide variety of food problems that can cause food intolerances and food allergies. Both conditions vary from one another, but the clinical signs and symptoms are very similar. FOOD INTOLERANCES Wikipedia defines a food intolerance as a non-allergic sensitivity or intolerance that does not occur from an […]
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.
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Some Necessary Facts to Know in Order to Successfully Treat and Endocrine Immune Imbalance, in Humans and AnimalsPosted on February 13th, 2017
The initial endocrine immune imbalance begins with the production of a deficient or defective cortisol, originating from the middle layer adrenal cortex, referred to as the Zona Fasciculata. A cortisol imbalance cannot fund the negative feedback mechanism to the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. Because of this negative feedback deficit in cortisol, the hypothalamic gland will continue producing […]
Dr. Al Plechner, veterinarian, has authored books about the importance of cortisol produced by the adrenal glands in preventing allergies, autoimmunity, and cancer. Citing Dr. William McK Jefferies classic book, “Safe Uses of Cortisone,” Dr. Plechner stresses that low cortisol production by the body due to stress, lack of exercise, poor nutrition and other factors […]
What is the definition of a puppy mill? The internet describes a puppy mill as “an establishment that breeds puppies for sale typically on an intensive basis, and in conditions as regarded as inhumane”. The ASPCA defines a puppy mill as “a large scale commercial breeding facility where profit is the only concern and the […]
Steroids are a class of medications that are used to treat inflammation, allergic reactions and pain in pets. Synthetic steroids, such as prednisone, dexamethasone, prednisolone, and triamcinolone are already widely used in veterinarian practices. Synthetic steroids have a long list of side effects and may be dangerous to use for a prolonged period of time. […]
First of all, it must be realized that SARDS (Sudden Acute Retinal Degeneration Syndrome) is the result of an autoimmune disease, which results in destruction of the canine’s retinal tissue. However, since SARDS is the result of an autoimmune disease, other autoimmune diseases and organ failure can precede the blindness that may occur. Many owners […]
Wikipedia defines cancer as a “group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body”. Wikipedia also lists the possible signs of cancer in humans. . A lump or growth . Abnormal bleeding . A prolonged, unrecognized cough . Undetermined weight loss . A change […]
The cause of many diseases like allergies, autoimmunity’s including SARDS, and cancer can be adversely affected by the use of certain foods that contain elevated amounts of plant estrogens (phytoestrogens) and chemical mimicking estrogens (xenoestrogens). The following is a list of those foods to avoid. PHYTOESTROGENS: All soy and soy products All flaxseed and flaxseed […]
I had offered free exams for people that bought animals from pet shops many years ago. This was an effort to not only help the store owners but also the pets and their owners. I felt sorry for the puppy and kitty mill products, because they cannot lead a healthy normal life, which in itself […]