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

Posted on May 27th, 2016

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


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 it in the Veterinarian School that he’d attended. Nor was it in any text book he had read.

“Besides…” her vet said, “…it’s dangerous to use cortisone (a steroid) as an ongoing maintenance treatment!”

She had showed him her copy of Al’s book, Pets at Risk and though he said that he’d read it, he would not change his mind. He told her there was no hope for her stricken Terrier; it would be better to…put the dog down.

Can you imagine that? This ‘medical professional’ had no answer for her Terrier’s illness but he still refused to step ‘out of the box’ and try an unfamiliar and “unorthodox” treatment to save this woman’s dog from death’s door. It sounds like a bad drama doesn’t it? It isn’t! It has happened hundreds, if not thousands of times throughout Dr. Al’s lengthy career.

Throughout those years, Al has fought the good fight but, a lot of the time; it felt like he was fighting his way upstream.

You know what I mean? Well, maybe not.

If not, consider this.

You’re a medical professional, in practice for close to half a century. Throughout those many years of practice and clinical research, you uncover a defect within the endocrine system. You find a hormonal imbalance that causes an immune system breakdown. This discovery led you to develop a treatment protocol that has been proven successful time and time again.

You would think that your fellow medical professionals would at least have the professional “curiosity” to determine if this defect really does exist. And, if it does, will the protocol really fix it? You’d think they’d at least consider the benefits that it offers. The potential it shows, to find cures for many catastrophic diseases. I know that it wasn’t taught at veterinary school and that it’s not in any textbook. I also realize that there haven’t been any double blind tests and it’s considered “outside the box” but remember penicillin was once considered to be just a mold that grew on bread and fruit .   

One vivid example was a consultation client Al helped in Canada. Al suggested a course of action that she and her vet might implement to help her seriously ill pet. The next day, Al received an irate phone call from his client’s local vet telling him that she was reporting him to his state board in California for suggesting dangerous and erroneous information that would only hurt the animal in question. The vet was licensed not only in Canada but also in California. Al calmly told the vet that he had only made suggestions and asked the vet, point blank, why a simple E1-1 ANIMAL blood test can’t be included with the other blood tests done at the same time.

Al has never asked a professional to act upon the test results. It is always the choice of the vet and the pet owner, however, if Plechner’s Syndrome shows positive, then then Al will make treatment suggestions, and if there is no interest, it’s time for him to move on.

. In this case the owner insisted that the Vet do the E1-1 test and the puzzled vet conceded, realizing that she didn’t have to act upon the results. Interestingly, AL once again heard from the vet, with a different attitude this time. The test had proved positive and so Al made some suggestions which the vet implemented and the patient did a whole lot better.

He’s had his share of “converts”. Throughout the years a number of medical professionals have grudgingly realized that there are times when you do step outside the box. Those times have been, for the most part, when their patients were at deaths door and they had no other answers to give. Their patient’s owners, having more to lose than just a revenue source, were not willing to give up. They demanded action, no matter how unfamiliar or unusual it appeared and to the vets amazement it worked!

Some, made excuses, said a remission had happened and the replacement hormone therapy was not involved in the least. There were dedicated others though, who cared enough to see the true potential of hormonal replacement therapies. Even though, over 950 veterinary hospitals in the US and Canada have done Dr. Al’s tests, the labs have confided to him that not all the hospitals are "friendly" to the cause. Friendly or not the Plechner Protocol has saved the lives of over 200,000 dogs, cats, horses…and humans too.

Some of Al’s biggest supporters have been medical doctors. Dr.  David Brownstein M.D. has used hormonal replacement therapies to, as he puts it, “…rebuild the immune system.” of many of his chronically ill patients. Dr. William Jefferies M.D., a clinical professor emeritus of internal medicine at the University of Virginia, Medical School, has effectively used cortisone medication, without harm, for numerous human illnesses involving, what he calls, “adrenal cortical deficiency”. Dr. John R. Lee M.D. admits that Al has “a different spin on the problem” that he has with humans but he calls Al “a much needed pioneering clinician in veterinary medicine”. Another thing that Doctor Al Plechner DVM has in common with these gifted M.D.s is the potential they all see in the effective use of hormonal replacement therapies in finally defeating many catastrophic diseases including allergies, cancer and AIDS.

As Al sees it, there are two types of health care professionals and as a pet owner or as a patient, it is up to you to determine which you will choose to use.

One who accepts their job as their calling and will try anything, within reason, which might help those in their care. The kind of healer that will help their patients even if it means using new information and techniques that others might consider unusual, outside the box, or possibly even dangerous. If it means it might save or even just “healthfully extend” their patient’s life.

Or, will you pick

One who chose the field of medicine because it offered a financially secure lifestyle and is driven by a business model and not the “passion to heal”. One who is afraid to trust anything not learned in the classroom or read in a textbook and feels it’s easier and more profitable, to treat the symptoms than it is to cure the cause. It’s always safer to maintain mediocrity then it is to challenge the status quo.

Remember, if your pet is facing a life threatening situation, there is no logical reason not to determine if Plechner Syndrome is present. Have the E-1 blood panel run. If they test positive, there still may be a good chance to change their prognosis. If it‘s a matter of life or death, you must be your pets advocate. Have your vet try the hormonal replacement protocol. There is information available throughout this book and on Dr. Al’s website, , that will assist you. You must also remember that, while you are controlling the imbalances found in the syndrome, a healthy diet, nutritional supplements and enzymes are all important in this complete "wholistic" approach.

  From a support standpoint, many veterinarians from Al’s generation have retired. Not all are gluttons for punishment like he is. The younger professionals they sell their practices to, are programmed with a different methodology. Some of them also seem to be less dedicated to their work. They treat their practice as if it were just a job. You really can’t blame them; it’s a sign of the times. This world today has become very “shallow” Our “techno” society appears too caught up with gadgets, social networks and reality television programming. Many seem to have forgotten about vocation, truth and genuine commitment. More importantly, as our environment worsens and more food allergies plague our pet’s lives, their immune systems are under direct attack which makes them vulnerable to many life threatening diseases. Dr. Al is very concerned about the future of healthcare.

“This old vet won’t last forever, someone must see that my work is understood and continued. That’s why; David and I wrote this book. Even though you might find more “technical” information in my other books Pets at Risk, Pet Allergies: Remedies for an Epidemic, The Endocrine Immune Imbalances and Human Health Implications and Fifty Years of Healing. This book was written, from the heart. It contains many true stories from people I have helped in the past and other anecdotal moments from my long life not available in my other books. It also contains the Healthfully Yours Handbook, for Whole Animal Health which is a comprehensive collection of valuable information regarding diet, nutrition, environmental dangers, safe breeding practices, food allergies, catastrophic diseases and a whole lot more.”

This book was written as a personal appeal to all animal lovers and you “just plain” humans too. You all can make a difference in this world but first you need to understand three simple facts…

  1. 1) The Endocrine-Immune Imbalance does exist.
  2. 2) The Hormonal Replacement Protocol is the only treatment that can correct it.
  3. 3) This information should be included in the curriculum of all the Schools of Veterinary Medicine.

It’s up to you to comprehend the “all too real” dangers of the Plechner Syndrome and the amazing benefits of the Plechner Protocol. You can change the world. All you have to do is to make your healthcare professional aware of this proven information we have given you and suggest that they include this testing and treatment in their practice.

If they don’t, then find one that will.

Healthcare professionals must address all of the needs of their patients and respect the opinion of all of their clients. The more professionals who experience the remarkable results, the more that will influence academic change within the medical profession, the day that happens will be the day we finally win the “good fight”.


"...the definitive book on Pet Health."

“Against The Odds, Given up for Dead”

The Life Saving Work of Dr. Al Plechner DVM

by David Spangenburg & Dr. Al Plechner DVM

Did you know that a simple hormonal imbalance endangers the lives of all our pets? This imbalance triggers an immune system breakdown leaving our pets helplessly exposed to deadly disorders and catastrophic diseases. Veterinarian, Dr. Al Plechner discovered this imbalance and created a simple, lifesaving, treatment that has been proven successful time and time again. The Plechner Protocol has restored the health of over 200,000 dogs, cats, horses and even people.

“…a crisis in health and survival has developed that envelopes not just Dobermans but many breeds of dogs and cats. As the results of improper breeding become more and more evident in the growing incidence of disease, the work of dedicated people like Al Plechner becomes all that more important… someone not content to merely treat the symptoms of diseases. He looks for their causes. What Plechner practices, I believe, is the cutting edge of veterinary medicine…Al Plechner’s innovative research into food, allergies and hormonal relationships has had a big impact…”

- William Shatner

This book tells his story. Written from the heart, it illustrates his passion for healing, highlights fascinating episodes from his life and, for the first time, allows his people to tell their own dramatic, true accounts of life, death, courage and commitment. As an added bonus, it also contains the Healthfully Yours Handbook, a comprehensive collection of thoughtful, therapeutic information concerning food allergies, environmental dangers, catastrophic diseases, safe breeding practices, diet, nutrition; it is an engaging, proactive guide for

Whole Animal Health.


"...the definitive book on Pet Health."

“Against The Odds, Given up for Dead”

The Life Saving Work of Dr. Al Plechner DVM

by David Spangenburg & Dr. Al Plechner DVM