I am updating my article on the usefulness of the SDMA kidney test.
If your vet  has followed SDMA levels in your pet, perhaps you would 
share those values with me. RSH email

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For 12 years Dr. Hines didn’t run Ads on this site. Readers sent him sufficient donations to pay the bills that keep this website on the internet. In 2017, Google informed him that the entire website needed to be reprogrammed to be “mobile-friendly”. You see, times have changed: Today, 82% of readers view his articles on smart phones and tablets. Less than 20% do on full size personal computers like his. PCs are less common now but days are still only 24 hours long. If he took the time to redesign all his webpages he wouldn't have time to update or write new ones - let alone care for the animals that depend on him. His hope is that these ads (selected by Google, not him) will generate enough revenue to have others make the website coding changes for him that Google desires.



Most people find this site while seeking better understanding and possible solutions to their pet's medical problems.

You can search through the Articles I have written first. I try to write them in a way that is understandable to you and I update them from time to time. However, some of the newest knowledge may not be included. You can not assume that anything on the internet is free from errors.

I know my website leaves something to be desired - but I am a single veterinarian, not a big profit-driven company and certainly not an IT guy.

If that is not sufficient, you can always email me directly and I'll try to help.