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.

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Chronic Renal Disease in Two Canines With an IgA Deficiency

Chronic Renal Disease in Two Canines With an IgA Deficiency

Posted on March 26th, 2015

Chronic renal failure may be a common occurrence with many various canine breeds or mixed breeds, based upon genetics or acquired through aging, stress, toxins in their environment, foods that contain pesticides (xenoestrogens) which are estrogen mimickers (including glyphosates), vegetables that contain plant estrogens (phytoestrogens) GMO foods, monthly insect chemicals, medical procedures, vaccinations, radiation, improper […]

Does My Cat Really Have Hyperthyroidism?

Does My Cat Really Have Hyperthyroidism?

Posted on March 18th, 2015

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. It […]

Did My Dog Suddenly Go Blind from SARDS?

Did My Dog Suddenly Go Blind from SARDS?

Posted on March 11th, 2015

Dr. AL Plechner discusses SARDS or Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome and how there is treatment.

Why Does One Pet Have Fleas and My Other Pets Do Not?

Why Does One Pet Have Fleas and My Other Pets Do Not?

Posted on March 11th, 2015

Dr. AL Plechner discusses fleas and why some pets have them while other pets do not.

Scientific Thoughts Regarding SARDS in Canines

Scientific Thoughts Regarding SARDS in Canines

Posted on March 6th, 2015

Veterinary ophthalmologists agree that there is no treatment for Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS). But for the most part, they do agree that SARDS is an autoimmune disease, probably caused by deregulated T-lymphocytes that are no longer controlled due to an imbalanced endocrine system, causing the loss of their recognition of self-tissue and causing […]

Hyperthyroidism in Humans and Animals

Hyperthyroidism in Humans and Animals

Posted on March 4th, 2015

Hyperthyroidism in humans and animals comes from a thyroid gland that is over producing its thyroid hormones T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxin). When the production of T3 and T4 are deficient, the opposite condition occurs, which is referred to as hypothyroidism. An inflammation of the thyroid gland in humans can lead to the production of […]

Dr. Jeff Smith on Plechner’s Syndrome and Allergies

Dr. Jeff Smith on Plechner’s Syndrome and Allergies

Posted on February 26th, 2015

Asheville veterinarian Dr. Jeff Smith with Vetcetera Animal Hospital shares his thoughts on Plechner’s Syndrome and pet allergies and what you can do to help.  

The Clinical Signs of Plechner’s Syndrome in Pets

The Clinical Signs of Plechner’s Syndrome in Pets

Posted on February 24th, 2015

Dr. AL Plechner discusses the signs and symptoms of the hormonal imbalance Plechner’s Syndrome in your pet.  

The Possible Cause and Treatment For Cancer in Animals and in Humans

The Possible Cause and Treatment For Cancer in Animals and in Humans

Posted on February 19th, 2015

What is the definition of cancer? Cancer is caused by the uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells in different areas of the body. After many years of clinical practice, I have found that all of the animals I have worked with and treated for cancer, had elevated Total Estrogen. The human health care professionals I have […]