Clinical Briefs

Posted on June 21st, 2016

This article has been designed for those of you with busy schedules, that do not have time to read, entire articles.

These clinical briefs discuss the important facts that appear in many of the different articles on my website.

For more information on any of the clinical briefs that are discussed here, please go to for more information.


Why is one dog or cat in my family more attractive to fleas than the other dogs and cats in my family?

Any dog or cat with an endocrine immune (hormone-antibody) imbalance, that causes the production of elevated total estrogen, will be more attractive to fleas and other insects.

This estrogenic attraction may be part of the natural life cycle of the flea.

A good example of this is as follows: It has been clinically recorded that when a rabbit goes into heat, and the ovarian estrogen increases, the rabbit flea is attracted to that rabbit and will procreate and produce young fleas.

In a dog or cat in heat or with a dog or cat with a hormone-antibody imbalance, the production of excess adrenal estrogen will cause the the dog and cat flea to also be attracted. Humans with this imbalance may also attract insects. The estrogenic imbalance may also manifest itself as an allergy, autoimmunity or as a cancer.


The pet food industry is huge financially and very diversified with their manufactured products. It is very difficult to know which food will be the heathiest for your pet.

Knowing the following criteria may help:

  • The first three ingredients of any pet food usually represent 90% of that diet.
  • Good nutrition is simple, and the longer the list of ingredients in any pet food, the worse the nutrition.
  • If your pet has food sensitivities or food allergies, find a food that contains limited antigens with only one protein and only one carbohydrate.
  • If you cannot find a food that agrees with your pet, you might begin with feeding one part cottage cheese to four parts boiled white potatoes for one week and if the food  agrees with your pet, add one protein to the mix for seven days, like chicken, tuna, beef, rabbit, etc. Once you have found the proper combination, you can then look for a comparable manufactured pet food.
  • Feeding your pet from the table may be fine, as long as you are eating correctly.
  • The value of a grain free diet does not usually help your pet, because many pets do not have allergies to grains, but rather from the fact that most grains that are included in pets foods are GMO grains. These grains produce an estrogen mimicker called a xenoestrogen. The World Health Organization has indicated that glyphosates in GMO grains are carcinogenic (cancer causing).
  • Chapman University used DNA testing on 50 notable pet foods and found that 20 of those 50 pet foods contained ingredients that were not listed on their label.
  • Definitely avoid foods and food snacks from other countries.
  • String cheese is often a great hypoallergenic treat and can be used to hide medication, and is safer to use than peanut butter.

The fact that a measured hormone in your dog or cat occurs within the normal range that the laboratory claims, does not indicate whether the patient’s body can utilize that hormone. The only way to determine this is by measuring the other hormones and antibodies that specific hormone effects.

     An example of this is with measuring cortisol, which is a natural secretion that is produced in the middle layer adrenal cortex.

Salivary tests, 24 hour urine test and serum tests may all indicate normal empirical amounts of cortisol, but they do not indicate whether the body can use them or not. Since the cortisol regulates the immune system and works with the feedback mechanism to the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, without measuring the regulation of estrogen produced by the inner layer adrenals cortex, no one can determine if the measured amount of cortisol is active or inactive. In this case, simply measure cortisol and total estrogen.

The hormone levels must be comparative levels and not just empirical levels to determine if the measured hormone will actually work in the body of the patient.


Monthly insect repellants may be convenient to use, but they are causing all kinds of diseases and deaths in our pets.

For insect repellant alternatives, please consider using effective, natural products for the prevention of fleas, ticks and heartworms, by consulting the following:

I have used Head and Shoulders with Conditioner to control fleas and    fungus in dogs and cats for 50 years. The use of Head and Shoulders with a conditioner allows you to shampoo your pet as often as you would like, without fear of drying out the skin.


Natural, nutritional clay deposits are becoming more important every day due to our ongoing, toxic environment.

This is a natural deposit of micronutrients that occur in ancient sea beds and volcanic ash that have a strong negative ion.

This strong negative ion will neutralize radiation, chelate out of the body damaging heavy metals and provide chelated trace minerals that may not occur in foods that are grown in trace mineral deficient soils and especially those food products that come from GMO seeds.

We are exposed daily to all kinds of estrogen mimicking chemicals called xenoestrogens that are everywhere, including household cleaning agents, plastics, health care grooming products, air fresheners, herbicides, pesticides etc.

Being exposed to all these various xenoestrogens may lead to serious disease and by including a nutritional clay in your daily diet, with its strong negative ion, will neutralize these harmful chemicals and help keep you, your family and your family pets safe and healthy.

Nutritional clay may be our savior for the future of our toxic planet.


Dogs, cats, horses and humans, in my opinion, all have measurable endocrine imbalances that are the cause of these catastrophic diseases.

The medical profession is concerned with the effects of elevated estrogen being a major cause of these diseases, however only certain types of estrogen are being measured in males and females, in all these species.

In dogs, cats, horses and humans with no ovaries, total estrogen can still be present in large amounts from the adrenal cortex, which can be measured as total estrogen, but is usually not measured at this time.

A number of years ago, human laboratories developed tests for the main types of estrogen found in the body which were estradiol, estrone and estriole and mainly came from the ovaries. At the time, the laboratories also recognized there may be other forms of estrogen that are present in the body, but they were not significant enough to measure.

Because of this, there has been no recognition that the inner layer adrenal cortex has the ability to produce tremendous amounts of adrenal estrogen, when cortisol is deficient, bound or defective.

I been involved with 89,000 blood tests from dogs, cats and horses with no ovaries, that all had allergies, autoimmunity and cancer.

Each patient had elevated amounts of total (adrenal) estrogen.

The 2,000 human patients that I was asked to be involved with, whether males or postmenopausal females, also all had elevated total estrogen.

Are there species variations? Possibly so. This still remains to be seen.

If you or your pet have allergies, autoimmunities or cancer, please ask your health care professional to include a total estrogen test with the other tests that are performed.

  • Vaccinations

The use of vaccinations has been nicely reviewed by the American Hospital Association, which can be viewed on the internet.

I believe in properly vaccinating young animals, but I do not believe a 5 lb.

animal should be given the same dose as a 120 lb. dog.

Also, measuring antibody titers may be helpful, but if those titers tend to be low, the animal may still be protected by the T-lymphocytes cellular immunity.


The T-Lymphocyte is responsible for protecting a patient, whether human or animal, against developing viral diseases and fungal infections.

My studies have indicated when a patient suffers from a chronic viral infection, their total estrogen is elevated, which not only deregulates the T-lymphocyte so it loses recognition of self-tissue, but also causes the T-lymphocyte not to protect the patient from viruses and fungi.


As your pet is about to receive any kind of an injection, including vaccines, by patting your pet on the head quite sternly and having the person administering the injection pinch your pet’s skin in the area where the injection will be given, the pain of inserting the needle will be much reduced.

The needle should be inserted just below the area where the skin is being pinched.

The patting on the head and pinching of the skin will occupy your pet’s sensory center and help reduce the pain of the needle as it is being inserted.

This may be done with any procedure that might cause your pet to have pain.

This procedure is similar in humans when their dentist pinches their check while administering a local anesthetic into their gingival tissue.

Trust me in doing this. Your pet will thank you.

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Dr. Plechner