Addendum for the Treatment of SARDS and other ACEIS Diseases

Posted on April 26th, 2016

Reports have recently come to me from veterinarians and from their clients, indicating that in a few of the canine patients being treated for SARDS or other ACEIS diseases, that have received injections of Pfizer Depomedrol, developed elevated liver enzyme levels and or elevated alkaline phosphatase levels.

Once the Pfizer Depomedrol injections were stopped, these side effects disappeared.

The Pfizer Depomedrol injection is a long acting steroid injection, used to bypass, the intestinal tract, when the mucous membrane antibody, referred to as IgA, is below 58mg/dL.

The IgA level, must be at 58mgs/dl or higher for oral, steroid replacement, to be absorbed.

If the IgA level in a patient, is still below 58mg/dL, and the patient is showing signs of elevated liver enzyme levels, and or elevated alkaline phosphate levels due to the injections of the Pfizer Depomedrol, the patient can be changed over to weekly injections, of Vetalog.

Once the IgA level has reached 58mg/dl, the Vetalog injections can be replaced with daily, oral Medrol or whatever oral steroid, your veterinarian recommends.

The elevation of liver enzymes levels and or the elevated alkaline phosphatase levels, may never happen to a patient being given the Pfizer Depomedrol injections, but if it does, this will be a way to avoid these side effects and still attain and IgA level that reaches 58mg/dL.

This article, is merely designed to provide a better treatment and better health, for those patients that have SARDS and other ACEIS diseases.


Dr. AL Plechner