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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 Basset Hound shipping

Here's what you need to know about safely transporting your Basset Hound.

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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 Basset Hound, 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 Basset Hound 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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Basset Hound: The Affable Companions

Origins and Temperament

Steeped in heritage, the Basset Hound dates back to French ancestry, bred for hunting small game. These scenthounds are distinct for their remarkable loyalty, gentle disposition, and sometimes stubborn nature. When traveling, their laid-back temperament is a boon, yet their inborn persistence might require extra patience. Considering their sensitivity to tone and mood, catering to their emotional comfort during transport is essential.

Size and Physical Needs

Basset Hounds typically weigh between 40 to 65 pounds, with a sturdy build and short legs. While they enjoy lazy moments, they necessitate moderate exercise to maintain their health. On the road, their unique stature means a comfortable and secure space is needed to accommodate their length and prevent injury. Ample room for stretching out and padding for joint support during travel are a must-have for these endearing pooches.

Common Health Considerations

Bassets are predisposed to certain conditions like ear infections, eye disorders, and joint issues. It's important that travel plans incorporate stops for cleaning and inspection if necessary. Required health documentation, such as vaccine certificates and a recent health check (sometimes within ten days of travel), are mandatory for a worry-free journey.

How to prepare your Basset Hound 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

It is imperative to have your Basset's health and vaccination records up-to-date and on hand during travel. Records should be easily accessible, preferably in a waterproof container or folder, to ensure smooth transit through checkpoints or in case of emergencies.

Identification and Tracking

A microchip and sturdy tags are fundamental identification tools for any traveling pet. Equally, a GPS tracker attached to the collar provides an additional layer of security and peace of mind during transport across states.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Journeying with their favorite blanket and toys can make all the difference in providing comfort to a Basset Hound. Objects that hold the scent of home will act as an anchor of familiarity, easing the stress of a changing environment.

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 Basset Hound

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Counter travel jitters with familiarity - a well-loved toy or an anxiety vest can work wonders. Additionally, practicing calming techniques, like soft, reassuring vocalizations or gentle petting, can soothe an anxious Basset during the journey.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Bassets benefit from a consistent routine. As such, scheduling regular stops for exercise and bathroom breaks aligns with their daily habits, ensuring comfort and reducing the chances of accidents.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Due to their thick coat and heft, Bassets can overheat quickly. Keeping the vehicle cool and ventilated is crucial, as is providing constant access to water to stay hydrated en route.

Post Transportation Care for your Basset Hound

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Allow your Basset Hound time to explore and sniff every nook and cranny of his new territory calmly. Familiar objects from home can make this transition gently reassuring.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Observe your Basset closely after travel for any signs of stress or health complications. Consult a veterinarian if there are concerning symptoms like excessive fatigue or loss of appetite.

Continuing Care and Routine

Reinstating a regular walk, feeding, and playtime schedule can greatly aid in settling down a Basset Hound. This consistency will help normalize their new environment and maintain balanced well-being.

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