There are major differences between being a clinician and being a scientist, and there should be a mutual respect between both, which often is not the case. What is the difference? A clinician, according to Wikipedia, is a health care practitioner that works primarily as a care giver with a patient in a hospital, clinic, […]
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.
Click the picture to see larger version
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.
ABSTRACT 33 cases were diagnosed, by board certified veterinary ophthalmologists with canine patients that have Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS). Request was made, for the convenience of publication, to reduce the number of SARDS cases to only 10. I have listed those 10 cases but have also listed the other 23 cases that indicate […]
[This is a guest post.] In 2005, I rescued Beanie (a fawn colored, 9 month old, Deer-Head Chihuahua) from a shelter in Hollister, California. He would prove to be my most intelligent and loyal dog (friend) of my entire life. We went everywhere together, even on my Harley, and Beanie looked to be the picture […]
The world of medicine is changing for both people and for animals. Merely trying to treat the effects of multiple diseases in medicine is not working. The time has come to begin to test and treat for the cause of disease and not merely treat the effects of disease. It seems apparent why many animals are […]
What is a xenoestrogen? The word xeno means alien or strange. According to Wikipedia, “xenoestrogens are a type of xenohormone that imitates estrogen. They are either synthetic or natural chemical compounds”. It is becoming more and more apparent every day that humans and animals are being exposed to many different xenoestrogen products that may cause […]
Before we even get started, there needs to be a realization in medicine that the endocrine system regulates the immune system. Elevated estrogen has always been an important concern for MD’s and less of a concern for DVM’s, even if the same catastrophic diseases seem to be related to elevated total estrogen. Unfortunately, only ovarian estrogen […]
For many years, Depo-Medrol has been used in various amounts dictated by the disease of the animal. The medical profession knows to use smaller amounts of Depo-Medrol for allergies, but when it comes to more severe canine and feline diseases, such as very severe allergies, autoimmune diseases and some forms of cancer, increased amounts of […]
There is definitely a simple answer to this question. I am sure your veterinarian has checked all the possibilities that might be causing this, and if nothing has helped, this may be new information that will help. Many years ago, I completed a study regarding the location and concentration of mast cells. Mast cells contain histamine, which […]
By David Spangenburg Dr. Plechner once had a consultation client, who called him one evening. She sounded desperate. It seems that her vet refused to do the blood draw and to send it in to National Veterinary Diagnostic Services lab for Endocrine-Immune testing. As it happens, he’d never heard of the Plechner Syndrome. They didn’t cover […]