Aaron Hill

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Aaron Hill is a certified professional animal trainer and the owner of Pets in the City (www.petsinthecity.com) a premiere Dog Walking / Pet-sitter service in Los Angeles. He is certified in pet first-aid and CPR and is a member of Pet-Sitters International.

Expert Articles by Aaron Hill

Cat Health and Wellness

Make moving a smooth transition for your pet
Whether you’re moving across town or across country it’s always an adjustment for everyone, including the four-legged family members. It’s a stressful time for your pet, so you need to be prepar...

Choosing a Dog

Picking the perfect puppy for your family
Choosing a puppy is a big decision with lots of options. Whether your family lives on a farm in Virginia or a New York City apartment, there’s a perfect puppy breed for you. Once you have done your ...

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Dog Behavior and Training

How to train your dog to stop pulling on their leash
With a little patience, these methods will work well for many dogs, and will also help you to form a close bond with your dog. However, some dogs are a little more difficult and may be a little harder...
Stop your dog from barking you up a tree
For thousands of dog owners, excessive barking can not only be an annoying and stressful problem, but it also often leads many people to isolate and punish their dogs.  By taking the time to understa...
How to choose a dog trainer
You may have spent a great deal of time researching breeds as well as finding the “right” dog for you and your family. The same attention to detail is important in choosing a dog trainer. Dogs are...
Walk your dog safely and enjoyably
By all means walk your dog! They need the exercise, the fresh air and a chance to explore.  Just be prepared and stay vigilant, keeping your pal’s safety and well being in mind....
Training your dog to walk on leash begins with planning ahead
Keep in mind that dogs weren’t born knowing how to walk on a leash, just as we weren’t born knowing how to use one. Similar to operating any tool, it takes practice to gain skills and become comfo...
Preventing dog aggression and protecting dog owners
The state of dog ownership has changed dramatically in the last 60 years. From the dog living outside and eating our scraps to now being valued by their owners as children, dogs have shifted their pos...
Expert advice on training your dog as home and family protection
Home protection dogs are an excellent source of security. Having a properly trained protection dog elevates the feeling of your personal security. There are many statistics out there proving protectio...

Dog Health and Wellness

Our pets aren't property: co-parenting after divorce
I can’t imagine many people going into a marriage thinking it will end. At the beginning it’s nothing but hope, excitement and love. But life has a way of not always working out as we planned and ...
Keep your pet safe during the holidays
With all the hustle and bustle during the end of the year holidays, it’s easy to forget about the impact to your pet’s safety and well-being.  Planning ahead and using these Do’s and Don’ts t...
Your pet is lost....now what?
While no one can guarantee that a missing animal will be reunited with their family, I have been fortunate to be part of many amazing stories about four-legged friends which I assisted. These include ...
Protect your pet when getting lost with a microchip or GPS collar
There are a lot of options available for finding a reliable ID for your pet. Consider all of them and implement at least one of them. Also, keep your information up to date and check them frequently t...
A balanced diet and feeding routine keeps a dog healthy and trim
If we learn to pay attention to the signs, our dogs are pretty good about telling us how they’re feeling and what they want. Whining at the door when they haven’t relieved themselves for a while? ...
Choose a vet for your dog or cat that is respectful and compassionate
Owning a cat or dog is a big responsibility that goes above and beyond feeding, bathing and walks. Make sure you take the time to research different veterinary options in your area so you can make an ...
Dog medication advice to help keep your pet safe and healthy
The odds are that eventually your dog will need some form of medication. And while there is a financial cost involved and it requires a little extra work on our part, you should be thankful that you c...
Know what to ask when choosing a veterinarian for your dog or cat
Protect your dog from the winter chills and keep them healthy
Even though your pet has a healthy coat of hair, they can still get the chills, which also means that they can get sick. To help you prevent your dog from getting sick, and keep warm and safe during t...
Protect your dog from harmful foods during Thanksgiving
Feeding your dog scraps is all well and good, but there are some things you need to be sure you don’t feed your dog so that they don’t get sick. By following this advice above, you can be sure tha...
Dogs with dermatitis: causes, diagnosis, and treatment
Just like children, dogs can be very sensitive to allergens. It is essential to your dogs overall health and well-being that you address allergies before they are allowed to get out of hand. Allergic ...
What to do if your puppy has a parvovirus infection
Infection with parvovirus is a very scary illness. 50% of unvaccinated puppies will die regardless of infection. Odds are worse for Pit Bull Terriers and Rottweilers. The sooner you act the better you...
Prevention and treatment options for canine cancer
Cancer is a very scary diagnosis. To give your dog the best help possible, do what you can to decrease inflammation before the diagnosis, know what your dog is susceptible to and search all avenues if...
Get a handle on flea prevention and treatment for your dog
No one wants to deal with fleas. Yuck! Horrible little blood suckers. Opportunists. They are well adapted to our world. Keeping them out of our homes makes life more comfortable - for ourselves and ou...
How you treat your dog with kennel cough can make a big difference
Usually, kennel cough is a self-limiting, viral infection, just like the human cold. And, just like our cold, there is no medication to make it go away faster. But, if left untreated, and the immune s...
What to do when your dog has irregular urination patterns
Any change in urination pattern in an otherwise housebroken dog is the signal that something isn’t right and should be investigated right away. The sooner you get an answer, the sooner you and your ...
Abnormal poop patterns or color could signal that your dog is sick
Changes in the color, consistency, size or frequency of our dogs making number two is a signal for changes on the inside. Knowing when and what the changes mean helps make a proper diagnosis. ...
Advice when your are forced to find a new home your dog
As you can see, there are many reasons that people may be forced to rehome their dog, but there are also options available, including potential resources to help you keep your dog as well. It is encou...
Keep your senior dog happy and healthy during its final years
For most of us, our pets become members of our family. They deserve to be treated with the same attention and concern we would offer any of our loved ones, especially as they age. Most dogs don’t co...

Pet Rodents

Ferrets are great pets if you understand what it's like to own one
There are many upsides to ferret ownership, as ferrets provide companionship and entertainment for their owners. If you are considering caring for a ferret (preferably two), consider adoption first, a...

Dog Diseases and Conditions

Treating bladder infections in dogs and cats
Remember that in order to prevent bladder infections in cats and dogs, these carnivorous animals need a meat-based diet to maintain acidic urine. Consider another prevention method in the form of supp...
Caring for your blind dog or cat
Loss of vision can be alarming and life changing. However, early diagnosis and intervention can reverse some conditions, while alternative modalities can improve quality of life in others. Consistency...

Choosing a Dog

Where to get a new puppy
In summary, look for a breeder who:-Insists you visit where the puppies were born and raised. If they will sell to you sight unseen, walk away.-Raises puppies in a home, not a kennel:Puppies who spend...
Picking the perfect puppy for your family
Choosing a puppy is a big decision with lots of options. Whether your family lives on a farm in Virginia or a New York City apartment, there’s a perfect puppy breed for you. Once you have done your ...
How to get involved with an animal welfare organization
To get involved in an animal rescue near you:Find a rescue organization or shelter near you:Petfinder.com is a national listing of animal organizations, many with foster homes. Some exist only as fost...

Choosing a Cat

How to successfully introduce a newly adopted cat into a household
Bringing a new cat into your life and home can be a challenge and above all, fun. The whole process is a learning experience, even if you have had other cats. It’s best to prepare early for your new...

Cat Diseases and Conditions

Holistic approach to hyperthyroidism in cats
Once you’ve found out your precious cat has hyperthyroidism, look to the root cause; look to treat the underlying disease process so the treatment will go better. Finding the underlying cause is the...
Loss of appetite in dogs and cats
One of our favorite things to do is feed our four-legged friends. When our friends don’t eat, we wonder - for good reason. As the list of reasons not to eat is long and potentially scary, call your ...
Keep cats healthy by preventing and reducing obesity
Many chronic diseases veterinarians see in adult and mature cats can be prevented by addressing weight management, diet and activity early in life. By keeping feline obesity under control, your four-l...
What to do if your cat has feline diabetes
Feline diabetes is a dynamic condition that must be treated promptly and monitored frequently if you want your cat to be as healthy and happy as possible. Even with this knowledge, know that if you ar...

Cat Health and Wellness

Make moving a smooth transition for your pet
Whether you’re moving across town or across country it’s always an adjustment for everyone, including the four-legged family members. It’s a stressful time for your pet, so you need to be prepar...
Give your cat a long and healthy life with proper nutrition
As is the case with any pet, it’s up to the owner to not only establish the diet but to administer it. And because all cats are different it will take some trial and error to develop a plan that wor...
Choose a veterinarian for your cat who specializes in feline care
Your cat’s health is your responsibility, and you should be an active participant in keeping it healthy and happy. To do this, take the time to find the right veterinarian that is knowledgeable, per...
Kitty training: Advice for properly socializing your kitten
Caring for and raising a kitten may seem intimidating, but with the right socialization techniques it doesn’t have to be that way. Just remember to properly socialize your kitten at the right time, ...
Feeding your cat a healthy diet can help prevent illness
The food you choose for your cat directly affects his total health and wellbeing. There’s a diverse spectrum of cat food choices on the market today, ranging from more processed kibble and canned fo...
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