Wikipedia says post-traumatic stress may develop after a person is exposed to traumatic events like war and being abused by others sexually, including death threats. Their actual stress creates chronic adrenaline production that uses cortisol as a catalyst and this is where the term Adrenal Exhaustion came from. In reality, it is only a fatigue […]
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.
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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.
A sebaceous cyst develops from a sebaceous gland. What is a sebaceous gland? A sebaceous gland is a small gland that resides in the skin of you and your dog. Its function is to produce an oily substance referred to as sebum. The purpose of the sebum is to lubricate the hair follicle, hair shaft and […]
FOODS The cause of many diseases like allergies and autoimmune diseases, 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 foods to try to avoid. PHYTOESTROGENS: All soy and soy products […]
FOODS Try to use diets that are limited to one type of protein and one type of carbohydrate only. If you are worried about weight gain in your pet, please remember dry food normally has three times the calories of wet food. Foods definitely to avoid, based on their increased amounts of phytoestrogens or xenoestrogens. All soy bean products […]
I was reviewing some of my published clinical articles at PubMed recently and forgot how clearly these abstracts were written. They were written by prominent MD and PHD Journals and I thought I’d share them with you. Med Hypotheses. 2004; 62(4):575-81. Cortisol abnormality as a cause of elevated estrogen and immune destabilization: insights for […]
Dr. Plechner discusses cortisol imbalance.
Dr. AL Plechner discusses toxicity of some insect repellents, and other safer options.
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 […]
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.