Dear Reader, All advertisements on this site 
are selected by Google, not Dr. Hines. That 
includes JustAnswer and similar services 
that claim they are "standing by" to answer 
your pet's health questions. They pay Google 
to gain ad space on his sites & change their urls 
as fast as he blocks them. Pease check with the 
BBB before you use any of them. Stick with
ads for the online stores you know & trust. .RSH











"He prayeth best who loveth best All things both great and small; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all."

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1797


Most people wander onto this site looking for a better understanding of their pet's medical problems.

You can search through the Articles I have written to help you do that. I try to write them in a way that is understandable to most everyone and I link them with (refs) to Wikipedia and journal articles that others have written. I update them when time allows. It is a time consuming task. You cannot assume that anything on the internet is free from errors and that includes this site.

I know this website is not flashy. I use old code-writing technology that leaves much to be desired. When you see the , I have reprogrammed the page to make it appear more "friendly" when viewed on your mobile device. If you don't see the heart, a desktop or laptop computer would be the preferred device to view it.

This website is written by a single South Texas veterinarian. There is no profit-driven company supporting this site. There is no IT guy programming and coding it and there are no proof readers other than you. I make quite a few typos. You can point them out to me and I will correct them.

As for the advertisements that run on this site, I find ads annoying too. It is my recent compromise with Google to help pay the bills my animal charities and this site generate. I play no part in selecting the ads they run. Google Adsense does that. But I would appreciate your whitelisting the 2ndchance.info site in whatever adblocking program you use.

Best wishes to you and your pets,