Specific Diseases

If your pet could talk, they could tell you how they feel. Since they can’t, it’s up to you to keep a watchful eye on their behavior and appearance. Talk to your veterinarian if you notice any changes in the way your pet looks or acts.

Changes in behavior:
1) Sleeping more or less than usual
2) Drinking more or less than usual
3) Urinating more or less often
4) Vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation
5) Anxiousness, restlessness or confusion
6) Flinching when touched
7) Reluctance to jump on furniture

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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 snore for many of the same reasons that people do. In most cases there is some kind of obstruction of the dog’s air passage. This causes certain parts of the throat to come in contact with each other in ways that stop air from flowing freely. The result is the sound that we associate with snoring.

Your dog’s size and the shape of his face and nasal passages also have a lot to do with whether or not he snores. Dogs such as Pugs and Pekingese are often champion snorers due to their short nasal passages and the shape of their heads but other dogs can be loud snorers, too. Any dog with a pushed-in face or brachycephalic head can be more prone to snoring since they can have more problems with breathing in general.

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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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As I promised in my last post, below you will find (2) articles from Dr Alfred Plechner DVM regarding Vaccinations. Dr Plechner is a world renowned Vet and I thought for those who would like more IN DEPTH information about this somewhat controversial topic, there is no better source of information. As is the norm, information and perspective can change over the years and this will make sure you are up to date.

Yours in Health

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