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

Cortisol Imbalance – The Link to Disease

Cortisol Imbalance – The Link to Disease

Posted on May 18th, 2015

Dr. Plechner discusses cortisol imbalance.    

Is the Use of Monthly Insect Repellents Killing our Pets?

Is the Use of Monthly Insect Repellents Killing our Pets?

Posted on May 15th, 2015

Dr. AL Plechner discusses toxicity of some insect repellents, and other safer options.    

What is Known About Calcinosis Cutis?

What is Known About Calcinosis Cutis?

Posted on May 15th, 2015

Wikipedia defines calcinosis cutis as a type of calcinosis wherein the calcium deposits form in the skin. VCA Animal Hospitals has found in animals that these calcium deposits are in the dermis or subcutaneous layers of the skin, and are usually of minimum significance in the young animals but may indicate a serious underlying disease […]

The Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in Dogs and Cats

The Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in Dogs and Cats

Posted on April 30th, 2015

Dr. AL Plechner discusses the cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, an IgA deficiency, and why it’s important to do an endocrine immune balance test.  

How Can I Prevent My Pet From Developing Major Diseases?

How Can I Prevent My Pet From Developing Major Diseases?

Posted on April 30th, 2015

Dr. AL Plechner discusses how to prevent major diseases in your pet by checking hormone levels.  

The Truth About the Use of Vaccines for Pets

The Truth About the Use of Vaccines for Pets

Posted on April 24th, 2015

Dr. AL Plechner discusses vaccines, titers, and pets.  

The Cause of Idiopathic Epilepsy in Humans and Animals

The Cause of Idiopathic Epilepsy in Humans and Animals

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

Dr. AL Plechner discusses idiopathic epilepsy in dogs, cats and humans; and information about an endocrine immune test to identify a cortisol imbalance.  

An Elevated T4 May Not Mean Your Cat Has Hyperthyroidism

An Elevated T4 May Not Mean Your Cat Has Hyperthyroidism

Posted on April 22nd, 2015

Dr. Plechner discusses hyperthyroidism in cats and how there may be a cortisol imbalance, instead of hyperthyroidism.  

New Thoughts On an Old Disease, Called Breast Cancer

New Thoughts On an Old Disease, Called Breast Cancer

Posted on April 17th, 2015

It appears there is a definite increase in the number of cancer patients, including breast cancer (mammary carcinoma) patients, in the world affecting both humans and animals. In my 50 years of clinical, veterinary practice, I have found that all the cancer patients I have been involved with, whether animals or humans, ALL have elevated […]