Pets at Risk : From Allergies to Cancer, Remedies for an Unsuspected Epidemic, by Alfred J. Plechner, D.V.M. with Martin Zucker
- ISBN: 9780939165483 | 0939165481
- Cover: Trade Paper
- Copyright: 9/16/2003
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Pets at Risk provides a clear guide for healing, written for both pet owners and veterinarians alike. Dr. Plechner explains that many health problems originate with genetic or acquired disturbances to the adrenal cortex production of cortisol, an important hormone. A domino effect ensues, affecting the hypothalamus- pituitary- adrenal axis. Other hormones go awry and immune function is compromised.Dr. Plechner also identifies adverse environmental influences such as food intolerance, poor diet, toxins in the environment, and stress, among others, as factors that also may affect adrenal malfunction and overall pet health.In Dr. Plechner's therapy program, he uses a safe and effective combination of pharmaceutical and plant based (natural) cortisone preparations, depending on the severity and stage of disease. Many once-sick animals some seriously ill have made remarkable recoveries and lived long and healthy lives on this program. My independent clinical experience shows