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

New Food Considerations

Posted on October 22nd, 2016

We have all known for a several years that the agricultural application of insect repellant chemicals for fruits and vegetables, has been very harmful for animals, humans, and for our environment. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has tried to provide the general public with information about fruits and vegetables that may be harmful, if eaten. […]

Testimonials – Ron W and Ken

Posted on October 20th, 2016

By Roz Wheelock When I met Dr. Plechner almost 30 years ago, I had been breeding Dobermans 5 years. His endocrine immune system testing interested me and we began doing his “E.I. 1” panel on all my breeding dogs. Prior to meeting Dr. Plechner, I had the same issues with health that most other breeders […]

Vegetarian Diets for Dogs and Cats Revisited

Posted on October 17th, 2016

For almost 50 years, as a practicing, clinical veterinarian, I have realized the value and the importance of a vegetarian diet that would offer my patients a healthier, safer way to eat and to live. I have dogs and cats that have flourished on vegetarian food and have definitely outlived my patients that were fed […]

How Can I Determine if What I am Feeding My Dog is an Environmentally Friendly and Complete Diet?

Posted on October 17th, 2016

It is important to realize that our environment has changed, not only for ourselves, but also for our pets. The day when any and all types of foods can be eaten by ourselves and our pets, no longer exists. With the fear of eating and feeding contaminated food products, we worry about foods that contain […]

Clinical Manifestations Caused by the Theories of Cancer and the Cortisol Connection

Posted on October 17th, 2016

THE CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS CAUSED BY THE THEORIES OF CANCER AND THE CORTISOL CONNECTION By Dr. AL Plechner DVM Many theories involving cancer have evolved before and since 1954. Today’s most popular theory deals with the thinking that viruses may be the cause of cancer, which is certainly possible. The theory of genetic mutations has been […]

What Foods are Important to Avoid in Order to Help My SARDS Dog?

Posted on October 17th, 2016

All SARDS dogs produce a deficient or non-functional cortisol that will allow for the production of elevated amounts of adrenal estrogen, measured by the veterinary laboratories, as total estrogen. It is the elevated adrenal estrogen that deregulates the immune system, which causes the SARDS. Various foods are usually not thought about as adversely affecting a […]

A Little Understood Middle Layer Adrenal Cortex

Posted on October 7th, 2016

A LITTLE UNDERSTOOD MIDDLE LAYER ADRENAL CORTEX THAT IS THE CAUSE OF MANY ALLERGIES, AUTOIMMUNITIES AND CANCER. There are three layers anatomically that make up the adrenal cortex. All three layers have different functions, and yet the middle layer adrenal cortex, referred to as the Zona Fasciculata, is the least understood adrenal layer. The first […]


Posted on September 27th, 2016

DISCLAIMER I am now, retired an unlicensed. My website contains 433 articles, which mainly deal with the cause of many different diseases in animals and in people, as opposed to merely dealing with the effects of these different disease. Todays’ medicine, often only deals with the effects of these diseases and not their cause. Please […]

Update On Dr. Plechner

Posted on August 23rd, 2016

I cannot thank all of you enough, for the kindness you have shown me, and the kindness you are sharing with me now. Unfortunately, I have a two disc problems in my back that will keep me out of practice for good. I am probably looking at a surgical procedure, which I am hoping to […]