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. Please remember that I am peer reviewed by my patients, and NOT my profession.


Because of the changing genetics and the detrimental changes that are occurring to our fragile environment, it has become vitally important to try to avoid any subtle medical changes that may indicate the beginning of disease in ourselves and in our pets.

For those of you that are already aware of these changes, and have found a better way with dealing with these changes, the time has come to share your health care successes with the rest of world, in hopes of helping the rest of the world avoid some of the subtle medical diseases that may occur in the future.

For those of you that I have helped make a difference for both you and or your pet over the past many years, I would appreciate it if you would share your success stories with the social media and the internet.

My reason for asking this, is that your stories and experiences will let people know there are better diagnostics and better medical treatments, for both themselves and for their pets.

As we have found out, merely treating the effects of disease and not the cause of disease, should never be the final answer.

Hopefully this is something you can do, because sharing your stories and experiences with the social media and the internet, will make an important difference for those that are looking for better way to remain heathy for both themselves and for their pets.

What’s New

Food Sensitivities in Humans, Canines and Felines

Posted on February 13th, 2017

Today’s humans, dogs and cats are facing a wide variety of food problems that can cause food intolerances and food allergies. Both conditions vary from one another, but the clinical signs and symptoms are very similar. FOOD INTOLERANCES Wikipedia defines a food intolerance as a non-allergic sensitivity or intolerance that does not occur from an […]

Some Necessary Facts to Know in Order to Successfully Treat and Endocrine Immune Imbalance, in Humans and Animals

Posted on February 13th, 2017

The initial endocrine immune imbalance begins with the production of a deficient or defective cortisol, originating from the middle layer adrenal cortex, referred to as the Zona Fasciculata. A cortisol imbalance cannot fund the negative feedback mechanism to the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. Because of this negative feedback deficit in cortisol, the hypothalamic gland will continue producing […]

Adrenal Estrogens: Are we missing something?

Posted on February 13th, 2017

Dr. Al Plechner, veterinarian, has authored books about the importance of cortisol produced by the adrenal glands in preventing allergies, autoimmunity, and cancer. Citing Dr. William McK Jefferies classic book, “Safe Uses of Cortisone,” Dr. Plechner stresses that low cortisol production by the body due to stress, lack of exercise, poor nutrition and other factors […]

Please Try to Avoid Purchasing From a Puppy Mill

Posted on February 13th, 2017

What is the definition of a puppy mill? The internet describes a puppy mill as “an establishment that breeds puppies for sale typically on an intensive basis, and in conditions as regarded as inhumane”. The ASPCA defines a puppy mill as “a large scale commercial breeding facility where profit is the only concern and the […]

The Cortisol Connection: How Adrenal Hormones Affect The Health of Pets (and Their Owners)

Posted on February 13th, 2017

Steroids are a class of medications that are used to treat inflammation, allergic reactions and pain in pets. Synthetic steroids, such as prednisone, dexamethasone, prednisolone, and triamcinolone are already widely used in veterinarian practices. Synthetic steroids have a long list of side effects and may be dangerous to use for a prolonged period of time. […]

Why is the SARDS Treatment Protocol Always Accused of Causing Other Diseases?

Posted on February 13th, 2017

First of all, it must be realized that SARDS (Sudden Acute Retinal Degeneration Syndrome) is the result of an autoimmune disease, which results in destruction of the canine’s retinal tissue. However, since SARDS is the result of an autoimmune disease, other autoimmune diseases and organ failure can precede the blindness that may occur. Many owners […]

What are the Causes of Cancer in Humans and in Animals?

Posted on February 1st, 2017

Wikipedia defines cancer as a “group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body”. Wikipedia also lists the possible signs of cancer in humans. . A lump or growth . Abnormal bleeding . A prolonged, unrecognized cough . Undetermined weight loss . A change […]

Foods and Insect Chemicals to Avoid with Plechner’s Syndrome (ACEIS)

Posted on February 1st, 2017

The cause of many diseases like allergies, autoimmunity’s including SARDS, and cancer can be adversely affected by the use of certain foods that contain elevated amounts of plant estrogens (phytoestrogens) and chemical mimicking estrogens (xenoestrogens). The following is a list of those foods to avoid. PHYTOESTROGENS: All soy and soy products All flaxseed and flaxseed […]

Dr. Plechner and the Geraldo Show

Posted on February 1st, 2017

I had offered free exams for people that bought animals from pet shops many years ago. This was an effort to not only help the store owners but also the pets and their owners. I felt sorry for the puppy and kitty mill products, because they cannot lead a healthy normal life, which in itself […]