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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 Dachshund shipping

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

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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 Dachshund, 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 Dachshund 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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Dachshund: The Energetically Charming Companions

Origins and Temperament

The Dachshund, often celebrated for its vivacious personality and distinct appearance, has origins tracing back to Germany where it was bred for hunting. These intelligent and curious dogs exhibit an adventurous yet affectionate spirit, making them ever-popular family pets. Due to their sensitive nature, Dachshunds may require special attention during travel, as changes in environment or long durations of inactivity could provoke anxiety.

Size and Physical Needs

Typically, Dachshunds come in standard or miniature sizes, with the former weighing up to 32 pounds and the latter about 11 pounds. Despite their small stature, they carry an abundant supply of energy and need regular exercise to maintain vibrancy. Their elongated bodies demand cautious support to prevent spinal issues, which is particularly important during transport. Designing a comfortable and supported travel space for them avoids undue strain on their backs.

Common Health Considerations

Dachshunds are prone to back problems, such as intervertebral disk disease, due to their long spines. Awareness of these common health concerns is vital, and ensuring that all health documentation, including records of recent check-ups and vaccinations, is up-to-date and on-hand during travel can streamline processes and prevent potential stress.

How to prepare your Dachshund 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

Verify your Dachshund's health and vaccination records are current, with an emphasis on a rabies vaccine certificate if you are crossing state lines. Always have these documents easily available during transport in case they are needed for verification or in an emergency.

Identification and Tracking

To ensure the safety of your Dachshund during travel, make certain they have a robust identification method. A collar with tags inclusive of your contact information is essential. Additionally, consider a registered microchip and opt for a GPS tracker attached to their harness for live updates of their location.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Minimize travel stress for your Dachshund by packing a favorite toy, blanket, or piece of your clothing. Familiar scents can provide a sense of security and comfort, easing their transition from one environment to another.

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 Dachshund

Managing Anxiety and Stress

To mitigate travel stress for your Dachshund, keep comforting items close, and consider employing an anxiety vest or engaging in calming exercises. Additionally, maintaining a semblance of their regular routine, whenever possible, can offer stability amidst the changes.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Dachshunds should be allowed to stretch and relieve themselves frequently. Ideally, plan for breaks every 2-3 hours to accommodate their active nature and to prevent accidents or discomfort.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Keep a watchful eye on the car's climate, aiming for a cool, ventilated space since Dachshunds can overheat quickly. Regular access to water will ensure your canine companion stays well-hydrated throughout the journey.

Post Transportation Care for your Dachshund

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Once at your destination, allow your Dachshund to explore their new surroundings at their own pace. Offer reassurance and stay patient as they acclimatize to the new environment.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Post-travel, keep an observant eye on your Dachshund's behavior and health. Any significant changes may warrant a visit to the veterinarian to address potential issues promptly.

Continuing Care and Routine

Reinstate your Dachshund's routine including feeding, exercise, and play times as soon as possible. This structure will help them settle in and reassure them that some things remain consistent, even in a new home.

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