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

The Difference Between a Clinician and a Scientist

Posted on November 12th, 2015

There are major differences between being a clinician and being a scientist, and there should be a mutual respect between both, which often is not the case. What is the difference? A clinician, according to Wikipedia, is a health care practitioner that works primarily as a care giver with a patient in a hospital, clinic, […]

Successful Return of Vision in Canine SARDS Patients

Posted on November 11th, 2015

ABSTRACT 33 cases were diagnosed, by board certified veterinary ophthalmologists with canine patients that have Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS). Request was made, for the convenience of publication, to reduce the number of SARDS cases to only 10. I have listed those 10 cases but have also listed the other 23 cases that indicate […]

SARDS Dog Sees Again

Posted on November 2nd, 2015

[This is a guest post.] In 2005, I rescued Beanie (a fawn colored, 9 month old, Deer-Head Chihuahua) from a shelter in Hollister, California. He would prove to be my most intelligent and loyal dog (friend) of my entire life. We went everywhere together, even on my Harley, and Beanie looked to be the picture […]

How to Prevent Allergies, Autoimmunity and Cancer in Pets and People

Posted on October 30th, 2015

The world of medicine is changing for both people and for animals. Merely trying to treat the effects of multiple diseases in medicine is not working. The time has come to begin to test and treat for the cause of disease and not merely treat the effects of disease. It seems apparent why many animals are […]

Do Total Estrogen Blood Test Results Include Xenoestrogens?

Posted on October 21st, 2015

What is a xenoestrogen? The word xeno means alien or strange. According to Wikipedia, “xenoestrogens are a type of xenohormone that imitates estrogen. They are either synthetic or natural chemical compounds”. It is becoming more and more apparent every day that humans and animals are being exposed to many different xenoestrogen products that may cause […]

New Thoughts About Autoimmunity and Cancer in Animals and in Humans

Posted on October 15th, 2015

Before we even get started, there needs to be a realization in medicine that the endocrine system regulates the immune system. Elevated estrogen has always been an important concern for MD’s and less of a concern for DVM’s, even if the same catastrophic diseases seem to be related to elevated total estrogen. Unfortunately, only ovarian estrogen […]

Upjohn vs Pfizer Depo-Medrol: Different Dosages For Different Diseases

Posted on September 30th, 2015

For many years, Depo-Medrol has been used in various amounts dictated by the disease of the animal. The medical profession knows to use smaller amounts of Depo-Medrol for allergies, but when it comes to more severe canine and feline diseases, such as very severe allergies, autoimmune diseases and some forms of cancer, increased amounts of […]

Have You Ever Wondered Why Your Dog Scratches Its Ears and Licks Its Feet?

Posted on September 15th, 2015

There is definitely a simple answer to this question. I am sure your veterinarian has checked all the possibilities that might be causing this, and if nothing has helped, this may be new information that will help. Many years ago, I completed a study regarding the location and concentration of mast cells. Mast cells contain histamine, which […]

Don’t Let Your Pet be “Given up for Dead”

Don’t Let Your Pet be “Given up for Dead”

Posted on September 11th, 2015

By David Spangenburg Dr. Plechner once had a consultation client, who called him one evening. She sounded desperate. It seems that her vet refused to do the blood draw and to send it in to National Veterinary Diagnostic Services lab for Endocrine-Immune testing. As it happens, he’d never heard of the Plechner Syndrome. They didn’t cover […]