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.

What’s New

Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome Be Involved with Bladder Inflammation and Interstitial Cystitis?

Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome Be Involved with Bladder Inflammation and Interstitial Cystitis?

Posted on December 15th, 2014

There is a world of hurt for both humans and for pets that may suffer from both an upset gut and a bladder disease. Wikipedia reports that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in humans and animals is characterized by abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating, and an alteration in bowel movements, from diarrhea to constipation. It is […]

How I Discovered and Developed My Endocrine Immune Test

How I Discovered and Developed My Endocrine Immune Test

Posted on December 13th, 2014

In the late 1970’s, I was first researching the importance of thyroid hormones and their relationship to other hormones in the body. I designed a serum test with the help of Veterinary Reference Laboratory that would identify various thyroid hormones which normally occur in canines and felines. The test included the following members of the […]

Why Does My Dog Have a Lipoma?

Why Does My Dog Have a Lipoma?

Posted on December 1st, 2014

Lipomas are fatty deposits that are classified as non-malignant tumors. They may occur in a number of different regions of your dog’s body. They may appear as a fairly well defined mass that are usually soft and freely movable. If the lipoma occurs beneath and between muscle fascia, it may feel hard and not freely […]

Why am I Always Told My Pets Itchy Skin is Always Caused By Fleas?

Why am I Always Told My Pets Itchy Skin is Always Caused By Fleas?

Posted on November 19th, 2014

Have you noticed, when you take your dog or cat to the veterinarian because of itchy skin, you are almost always told it is because your pet has fleas? Often, you are sold flea shampoos, monthly flea chemicals, and told to go home and fumigate your house and yard. Even though you cannot find evidence […]

The Relationship Between Oxidation, Free Radicals and Inflammation

The Relationship Between Oxidation, Free Radicals and Inflammation

Posted on November 14th, 2014

It is important to understand why oxidation, free radicals and inflammation play such an important role in providing good health and helping to avoid disease. Hopefully the following article, which is designed for the pet owner and patient, will help you understand how these three conditions function, and how they are related, and what these […]

New Information on the Quantities of Phytoestrogens in the Foods We Eat and Feed our Pets

New Information on the Quantities of Phytoestrogens in the Foods We Eat and Feed our Pets

Posted on November 6th, 2014

For many years, there has been a medical controversy whether to eat and to feed your pet foods that contain plant based estrogens (phytoestrogens). The controversy involves whether phytoestrogens bind the estrogen sites in the body, thus stopping harmful estrogen from other sources from binding these sites. Or do the phytoestrogens actually cause a health […]

Never Accept the Use of an Estrogen Patch

Never Accept the Use of an Estrogen Patch

Posted on October 30th, 2014

ELEVATED ESTROGEN IS FEARED BY THE MEDICAL PROFESSION, HOWEVER THE MEDICAL PROFESSION DOES NOT MEASURE TOTAL ESTROGEN. The medical profession is concerned about estrogen causing inflammation, allergies, autoimmunity and cancer, however the medical profession is NOT measuring total estrogen. Treating the medical EFFECTS of diseases in humans and in animals may be vital, but treating the […]

Total Estrogen and Its Impact on the Inhabitants of Our Environment

Total Estrogen and Its Impact on the Inhabitants of Our Environment

Posted on October 29th, 2014

It has been known for a long time that estrogen can cause a number of major health problems for humans and for animals. Biologists have recognized this for several years, and are trying to stop the use of estrogen mimicking pesticides. They have seen the impact in the Florida Everglades, where pesticides like Round Up […]

What is Adrenal Fatigue? – Part 2

What is Adrenal Fatigue? – Part 2

Posted on October 24th, 2014

Part 2 – TOTAL ESTROGEN Hopefully Part 1 of ADRENAL FATIGUE explains to you how a deficient or defective cortisol can lead to elevated total estrogen in humans and in animals. When this hormone imbalance occurs, the elevated adrenal estrogen may cause the following problems in the body: It causes a deregulation of the immune […]