"Dr. Plechner's Corner" is a compilation of veterinary and animal research articles by
Al Plechner, DVM.  Some of the articles found in this section are also co-authored with other colleagues as well.


Increased Adrenal Estrogen May Have Been Identified as One of the Causes For…

Increased Adrenal Estrogen May Have Been Identified as One of the Causes for Developing Allergies, Autoimmunity and Uncontrolled Tissue Growth (Cancer) in Canines, Felines, Equines, and Humans.   Over the past 50 years in veterinary practice, I have found that an adrenal imbalance in cortisol can result in the production of elevated amounts of adrenal […]

Have You Ever Wondered Why Your Dog Scratches It’s Ears and Licks It’s Feet?

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 […]

Adrenal Estrogen’s Vicious Cycle

The medical world is concerned with the medical effects that occur with elevated levels of estrogen and the catastrophic effects that elevated estrogen will cause. However, standard medical practices only measure three ovarian estrogens in woman, which includes, estradiol, estrone, and estriole, while in men and animals, they usually only measure estradiol. There seems to […]

Balance Your Hormones for Longer Life

An Excerpt from the August 2015 issue of Dr. Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health Newsletter In this month’s issue of Natural Way to Health, I’d like to tell you an interesting story about a patient I was very close to. This patient was an 84-year-old female who was suffering from severe arthritis in her hips […]

Scientific Facts About Nutritional Clay

There are many types of nutritional clays that may perform different functions and that it why it is very important to choose a nutritional clay that will fit the needs for you, your family and your family pet. Going to the internet, you should be able to find a company that carries the nutritional clay […]

The Facts About Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS) in Canines

Unfortunately the veterinary profession is just now identifying this autoimmune, ocular disease within the past 2 to 3 years and they still seem to believe that there is no treatment for SARDS. However, SARDS is an autoimmune disease that occurs due to the development of an endocrine imbalance, causing the immune system to lose control. […]

What is the Importance of Silica?

For many years it has been realized that you and your pet absorb not only the silica from calcium bentonite but also the silica from organic micronutrients that are contained in plants and certain specific micro organisms. Silica happens to be the second most available element on our planet earth. It is believed that people […]