Greater Swiss Mountain dog Transport Service

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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 Greater Swiss Mountain shipping

Here's what you need to know about safely transporting your Greater Swiss Mountain.

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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 Greater Swiss Mountain, 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 Greater Swiss Mountain 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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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog: The Stalwart Companions

Origins and Temperament

Hailing from the Swiss Alps, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog (GSMD) has a rich history as a versatile working breed, assisting in herding, pulling, and guarding. These majestic dogs are known for their calm demeanor, loyalty, and protective nature. Traveling with a GSMD requires mindfulness of their sensitive attachment to owners and potential wariness in new situations, ensuring they have a sense of security throughout the journey.

Size and Physical Needs

Averaging between 130 to 135 pounds in weight, the GSMD is a large and robust breed, with significant exercise needs to maintain their muscle mass and contentment. When transporting such sizeable dogs, it's important to offer ample space and comfort. Moreover, provisions for regular exercise and stretch breaks during travel can help cater to their physical needs.

Common Health Considerations

GSMDs may face specific breed-related health issues, such as bloat, hip dysplasia, and elbow dysplasia. It's crucial to travel with proper health documentation, including medical history, and ensure preventative measures like feeding schedules and quick veterinary access are in place to manage these potential concerns effectively.

How to prepare your Greater Swiss Mountain 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

Clear, up-to-date health and vaccination records are a must, not just for regulatory compliance but also for the safety of your GSMD. Keeping this information accessible during transit guarantees you're prepared for any required checks or emergencies.

Identification and Tracking

Proper identification through a microchip and tags is essential. Some owners opt for a GPS collar for added peace of mind. Whichever method you choose, make sure your GSMD can be identified and tracked at all moments of the transport process.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

It's beneficial to bring along your GSMD's favorite blanket or a piece of your clothing to reassure them with recognizable scents. Such comfort items serve as tangible reminders of home, easing the stress of travel.

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 Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Managing Anxiety and Stress

To help your GSMD remain calm, bring a beloved toy or consider a specialist anxiety vest for dogs prone to stress. Integrate soothing practices into the journey, like soft-spoken reassurances or gentle music.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Establish a schedule that includes regular exercise and bathroom breaks, reflective of your GSMD’s typical routine, to maintain their well-being and comportment on the road.

Temperature Control and Hydration

The thick coat of a GSMD means they are sensitive to temperature changes. The transport environment should be kept cool and well-ventilated, with constant access to fresh water to prevent overheating and ensure hydration.

Post Transportation Care for your Greater Swiss Mountain

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Once at the destination, allow your GSMD time to explore and become familiar with their new environment at their own pace. Maintaining a presence during this period can help them find their feet with greater reassurance.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Observe your GSMD closely for any signs of discomfort or illness post-travel. Promptly consult a veterinarian if there are any concerns, as early detection is key to managing any stress-induced health issues.

Continuing Care and Routine

Establishing a routine similar to the one before moving can significantly benefit your GSMD. Consistency in care, feeding times, and exercise schedules provides stability, aiding your dog's overall well-being and adaptation to new circumstances.

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