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ACIS/ Plechners Syndrome

Article written by my good friend David Spangenburg


“Large numbers of pets and people die or become sick before their time despite the best efforts of healthcare professionals. In order to change this, there must be a realization that we are in a, ‘Medical Ice Age’.” – Dr. Alfred J. Plechner DVM

How would you feel if you found out that they’ve discovered a cure for cancer but they’re not going to let anyone know about it? I’m sure you’re all responding to this question by attacking it. “Why would they do that?” “That makes no sense!” “What about the money they could make?”

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SARDS – Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome

Today article (video) is from Dr Plechner DVM. It is entitled:

“ There is Treatment for a SARDS Dog with Sudden Blindness”


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Dogs are some of the most incredible animals on earth, they love humans unconditionally, will happily obey our wishes and keep us company anytime we need it. However, at times they can be a little excessive at certain things like licking or chewing. If your dog has developed a habit of licking his paws or chewing the insides of his legs until they are raw then you have a problem that needs to be addressed. Let’s look at a couple of the different reasons they may be excessively licking their paws.

One of the first things that you’ll want to look for is if your dog seems to have a problem with ticks and fleas. There are certain types of ticks that like the warm dark space between your dogs toes, or paws. If you sit down under some bright light and check between all the toes, you might be surprised at how many ticks can fit in there hidden. Fleas also like the warm dark area of the dogs paws and will be seen scurrying out of the way as soon as the lights hits them. If it turns out that this is the problem, then your dog is easily cured by using some good quality, natural flea and tick product to kill the offending bugs. Their paws may continue to itch for several days.

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As many of you know, Dr Alfred Plechner DVM, is one of the best veterinarians in the world today. I am often amazed by how perceptive and ahead of his time he is. I will next post an article on Plechner Syndrome also called ACEIS or Atypical Cortisol Estrogen Imbalance Syndrome, helping to describe some of his most important clinical studies. This will help us better understand hormones and the immune system and the tremendous part they play in areas of pet health such as cancer, allergies, autoimmune disorders such as SARDS & Lupus and more.

The doctors specialties are the immune system, the endocrine system and nutrition. This article by the good doctor, will give you a good understanding of how hormone production and balance, effects and regulates the immune system and its importance to pet health. You will also discover why “balance” is so important when discussing hormones.

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SARDS (Sudden Aquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome) has been around for quite some time but it’s only been the last few years that it has been seen and recognized as a truly catastrophic disease.  Many veterinarians may have heard of it but know very little about it. When my beloved dog Rex was going blind, our Vet, recognized as one of, if not the best in my town, had no idea of what was happenning and did exploratory surgery on Rex’s eyes to try to find an answer. This only made things worse. Finally, as Rex had just gone blind, he referred me to an opthomalogist  who diagnosed him with SARDS. When discussing things with this doctor, she said they new very little about it. In a discussion I had with her a year or two later she said they THINK it is an auto immune disease. Now we know it IS an autoimmune disease, caused by an endocrine immune imbalance. It is EXTREMELY TIME SENSITIVE. A dog can start having trouble seeing and within a couple of weeks, go completely blind.

This is the reason I write about it as much as I do, in the hopes of alerting people of this horrific disease, so they can do something as soon as they see any clinical signs begin. Making people aware will enable them to act sooner, than later, with more confidence, unlike myself and many others, I have worked with that had no idea about what was going on and waited to act until it was too late.

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