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Your dog is so much more than four legs and a tail — they’re members of your family and best friends for life. We’re proud to be the nation’s top-rated and leading service for dog transportation.

Our unique process matches you with a fleet of pre-screened drivers with prior experience at transporting dogs, with strong emphasis on your pet's comfort and safety.

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What determines the cost of Alaskan Malamute shipping

Here's what you need to know about safely transporting your Alaskan Malamute.

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Ground and air travel have different associated costs. Flying is typically the fastest option, but also the most expensive and taxing on your pet.

Travel distance

The further you need to transport your pet, the more it'll cost. If you're using ground transportation, you'll have to factor in fuel costs, lodging, meals on the road and wear-and-tear on your vehicle. These costs are applicable whether you drive the pet yourself or you hire a transporter through CitizenShipper. Airlines charge more for longer plane rides as well. This is due to the cost of fuel and the need compensate pilots and flight attendants.

Pet size

Smaller pets are easier – and less expensive – to transport. If you’re flying your Alaskan Malamute, they’ll need to travel in the cargo hold if they’re over 20 pounds. You’ll also need to buy a USDA-approved crate, which can cost around $200. With ground transport, it’s easier for drivers to accommodate small pets.

Health clearance and travel equipment

The first step to transporting your Alaskan Malamute is ensuring they’re healthy enough to travel. Most species require a vet-issued health certificate to cross state lines. This will cost $50 to $300. You’ll likely need to purchase some equipment too – such as a crate and travel supplies.

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Alaskan Malamute: The Majestic Companions

Origins and Temperament

Bred by the Mahlemut Inuit tribe for strength and endurance, the Alaskan Malamute is an iconic breed with roots as a sled dog in harsh Arctic conditions. Their history as pack animals has instilled a strong sense of camaraderie, making them friendly and affectionate with families. While generally placid and loyal, Alaskan Malamutes can exhibit a stubborn streak, necessitating patient and consistent training. Their independent nature and love for people make them less suited for isolation, an important consideration for travel arrangements.

Size and Physical Needs

Alaskan Malamutes typically weigh between 75 to 85 pounds, standing up to 26 inches at the shoulder. Their robust build and thick coat demand regular exercise and can adapt poorly to extreme heat, therefore transit must be spacious and well-ventilated. A calm environment during travel is essential, as cramped or overly warm conditions can distress these active dogs.

Common Health Considerations

Alaskan Malamutes are generally healthy, but they can be prone to hip dysplasia and bloat, a rapid accumulation of gas in the stomach. When traveling, updated health documents and knowledge of the nearest animal hospital are indispensable. Furthermore, drivers should be aware of the breed's susceptibility to zinc deficiency and have an understanding of its dietary needs.

How to prepare your Alaskan Malamute for transport

At CitizenShipper, we pride ourselves on making pet transportation a breeze. However, there are things you can do ahead of time to make your best friend’s trip safer and more comfortable.

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Talk to your veterinarian

Your pet’s safety is number one – that’s why checking in with your vet before finalizing any travel plans is essential.

Can’t make it to the vet’s office in time? Conveniently video chat with a qualified veterinarian at FirstVet – one of our amazing partners.

Here are the questions you’ll want to ask your vet:

  • Is my pet healthy enough for transport?
  • Is my pet up to date on their vaccines?
  • Is my pet’s microchip still in place and scannable?

Health and Vaccination Records

All Alaskan Malamutes must have up-to-date vaccination records and health certificates, which are particularly crucial for interstate travel. Keep digital and hard copies accessible throughout the journey to ensure prompt care if needed.

Identification and Tracking

Ensure your Alaskan Malamute has a microchip and wears a collar with identification tags during transit. For added security, consider using a GPS tracker that can easily track your pet's location in real time.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Travel can be a disruptive experience, so include your dog's favorite toy and a blanket or piece of clothing with a familiar scent to reduce stress and provide a sense of security.

Essential pet transport travel supplies include:

  • Food, bowls and fresh water
  • Collars and leashes
  • Waste bags
  • Medication
  • First-aid supplies
  • Any travel documents
  • A secure, USDA-approved travel crate

Traveling to a new place is exciting but stressful for your pet. Pack their favorite toys, a bed or a comfy blanket to help them enjoy their journey. Familiar items remind them of home and will soothe their anxiety.

Tailored Travel Tips for Alaskan Malamute

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Alaskan Malamutes may become anxious during travel, so maintain regular verbal contact and offer soothing toys or blankets. An anxiety vest might also be considered for particularly stressful situations.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Due to their active nature, schedule frequent stops every 2-3 hours for exercise and bathroom breaks. This routine helps manage restlessness and maintains a level of normalcy.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Malamutes have a double coat designed for cold climates, so maintain a cool environment in the vehicle and offer ample water to prevent overheating and dehydration.

Post Transportation Care for your Alaskan Malamute

Adjustment to New Surroundings

After arrival, allow your Alaskan Malamute ample time to explore and acclimate to their new environment. Stick to a regimen that closely mimics their previous routine to ease their transition.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Observe your dog closely in the days following transit for any signs of illness or distress and consult a veterinarian if any concerns arise.

Continuing Care and Routine

Resuming a regular exercise, feeding, and grooming routine is essential for your Alaskan Malamute's sense of security and well-being in their new home. Establish these routines early to help your pet adjust and thrive.

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