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

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 […]

What is Adrenal Fatigue? – Part 1

What is Adrenal Fatigue? – Part 1

Posted on October 24th, 2014

Part 1 – ACTIVE CORTISOL Adrenal Fatigue or hypoadrenia are unproven terms used by alternative medicine, to describe a condition of the adrenal glands, which are unable to produce proper amounts of hormone, mainly glucocorticoid, referred to as cortisol, which is produced in the middle layer adrenal cortex. This layer is referred to as the […]

Cortisol is an Important Hormone and Yet Feared

Cortisol is an Important Hormone and Yet Feared

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

Cortisol is one of the most important hormones produced in the body, and yet it is the most feared. Cortisol is a very important, natural hormone that is produced from the middle layer adrenal cortex, and must be produced in an active state, and in normal amounts, otherwise allergies, autoimmunity and cancer will occur. Unfortunately […]

What is Plechner’s Syndrome?

What is Plechner’s Syndrome?

Posted on October 16th, 2014

Plechner’s Syndrome is one of the three most important syndromes effecting the adrenal cortex, the other two being Cushing’s Syndrome and Addison’s Syndrome. Plechner’s Syndrome, which I refer to as the Atypical Cortisol Estrogen Imbalance Syndrome (ACEIS), is better known to the public as Plechner’s Syndrome. It identifies the CAUSE of disease and not merely […]

Theory of Endocrine Immune Surveillance

Theory of Endocrine Immune Surveillance

Posted on October 15th, 2014

Pertaining to my clinical veterinary studies, this article was an attempt to share my thoughts with my veterinary profession. The California Veterinarian found my article to be interesting enough to publish it in their journal in January of 1979. I also created this article titled The Theory of Endocrine Immune Surveillance which I would like […]

The History of My Clinical Findings

The History of My Clinical Findings

Posted on October 10th, 2014

I began my clinical veterinary career in August of 1966, when I graduated from the University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California. One of my first thoughts in the early days of my veterinary practice was to wonder why steroid (CORTISOL) injections were so commonly used and why they seemed so effective. Since […]

How Can My Dog Be Hypothyroid and Still Have Normal Thyroid Hormone Production?

How Can My Dog Be Hypothyroid and Still Have Normal Thyroid Hormone Production?

Posted on October 9th, 2014

My clinical veterinary studies over the past 48 years have identified two different conditions that will cause a dog to show all the signs of hypothyroidism and still produce normal thyroid hormones. The following is a list of clinical signs indicating that the dog is hypothyroid, even with the production of normal thyroid hormones: Weight […]

Does My Dog Really Have Cushing’s Syndrome?

Does My Dog Really Have Cushing’s Syndrome?

Posted on October 8th, 2014

Unfortunately, when a cortisol level is elevated, the first thing you may be told is your dog may have Cushing’s Syndrome, even if your dog’s clinical signs do not correspond to too much ACTIVE cortisol. What is Cushing’s Syndrome? According to WebMD, “Cushing’s Syndrome is a disease caused by long term exposure to high levels […]

Why Is The World of Medicine Not Measuring Total Estrogen

Why Is The World of Medicine Not Measuring Total Estrogen

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

Elevated estrogen has been a concern of the medical profession for many years. Elevated estrogen has been incriminated in casing inflammatory diseases like allergies, autoimmunity and tumor growth in both humans and animals. Please consider all the inflammatory diseases that affect animals and humans, and please realize, these diseases extend far beyond the pet, and […]