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

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 […]

The Importance of Estrogen

The Importance of Estrogen

Posted on April 10th, 2015

Determining the amount of estrogen that a patient is producing, including their exposure to environmental estrogens, for both humans and animals, has been recognized in the medical world as being vitally important to health. Besides identifying exposure to phytoestrogens and xenoestrogens, the medical profession believes the main source of estrogen in females comes mainly from […]

What You Need to Know About Today’s Pet Foods

What You Need to Know About Today’s Pet Foods

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

Dr. AL Plechner discusses today’s commercial pet foods.

The Health Concerns About Pets Eating Plant Based Estrogens (Phytoestrogens)

The Health Concerns About Pets Eating Plant Based Estrogens (Phytoestrogens)

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

Dr. AL Plechner discusses phytoestrogens, which are plants that contain estrogen.

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 […]