PetSmart’s Purloined Papers

Ron Hines DVM PhD

We’re the big boys at PetSmart and our online shopping branch, We know Ron Hines’ pet health articles are better than ours, so we just  steal his  (claim he “submitted” them so nobody will catch on).    We heisted a whole bunch of them ! We don’t have much respect for Doc Hines. But we LOVE Your Money – even if we have to steal the Doc’s name and his articles to get more of it! He’s just typing away on his PC but we’ve got a whole IT department. So, in time, you’ll only see his articles on our websites where you can buy lots of our stuff while your there. Isn’t that great !

Doc already has many pet-owner comment blogs running on line. So between  feeding squirrels , he made this one too.

If you want to send him a brief note of encouragement or express you feelings about money hungry corporations and internet bullies that ruthlessly take advantage your love for your pet and veterinarians alike, let him know. He will post your comment here, with only your initials and the City were you live.

Like cockroaches, corrupt corporations fear sunlight more than anything else. The greater the number of comments on this page, the more likely Doc is to get his articles back so he can keep them honest and up-to-date for you. (Petsmart never admitted to stealing them. But 6 month after he emailed them this page, the articles had disappeared from their website. He keeps this article online so they will not be tempted to put them back up).


Hi Ron,

I have posted about this on my DogAware Facebook page — not sure how much that will help, but worth a try.
I also posted the following comment to all 11 articles that they have stolen from you (found by searching for hines

This article was NOT submitted by Dr. Ron Hines, it was stolen from him! See… for more information about the articles Pet360 has stolen from Dr. Hines. Read the real thing on his website at . . .
I also emailed Pet360 to tell them what I think of what they’re doing.

I have had articles from my own site plagiarized, but only by individuals, never by a large company that certainly should know better. Shame on them! I will be boycotting PetSmart and all of Pet360 brands ( ) until your articles are removed. (And you’re welcome to use my comments on your site.)


November 5, 2015

Hi Ron,
I am truly saddened when I see that someone with all the knowledge you have and are kind enough to share it with all of us, that others come and steal all of your knowledge and place your content on their sites and try and take credit for it.
Don’t give up the fight or let these people sidetrack you. Your site is filled with invaluable information that we, the public, need from a credible source. We come here for information, for answers to see what is going on with our little ones. You have by far the best site, filled with a ton of information, well written and you deserve the credit for it.
I have shared what is happening to you on my Facebook page. PetSmart being one of the offenders is a store that you will not find me shopping in unless they resolve this matter with you and give credit where credit is due!
Ron, your site is truly a site that ranks with the Merck Manual and is an authority site with invaluable information. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge with us all.
Mt. Sinai, NY

November 7, 2015

They suck for doing that! I sent this webpage to everyone in my address book.

Sarasota, Florida


November 21, 2015

Dear Dr. Hines,
I went through this and am aghast at what is happening. I’m so sorry, wish I had ‘big bucks’ to sue them for you! Alas, we are ‘middle class’ seniors on retirement! But, I will ask my friends to forward this ‘theft’ to everyone they know. My e-mail friends are animal lovers like myself. I WILL write a short note to everyone in my ‘address book’ and forward the link with a brief explanation of what’s going on. I will also ask them to PLEASE forward to their animal loving friends and family.

Mira Loma, CA

You are on the Vetspace animal health website