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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 Japanese Chin shipping

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

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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 Japanese Chin, 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 Japanese Chin 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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Japanese Chin: The Regal Companions

Origins and Temperament

The Japanese Chin is a breed with a noble lineage, originally kept by Japanese aristocracy as a lap dog. This breed exudes a regal and charming presence that belies its playful and loving nature. Known for their intelligence and cat-like temperament, Japanese Chins may often exhibit reserved behavior in unfamiliar environments. Due to their sensitivity to change, transporting a Japanese Chin requires an understanding of their need for a serene and stable atmosphere.

Size and Physical Needs

Typically weighing between 4 to 15 pounds, the small stature of the Japanese Chin requires minimal space for transportation. However, despite their small size, they do have moderate exercise needs that should be met with gentle play rather than strenuous activity. Special accommodations, such as soft bedding and a secure carrier, must be provided during transport to cater to their physical delicateness.

Common Health Considerations

The breed is prone to certain health issues such as heart murmurs, respiratory problems, and eye conditions. It is essential to carry updated health documentation, including a certificate of veterinary inspection, during travel. Taking preventative measures, like ensuring a stress-free and well-ventilated environment, can mitigate potential health risks en route.

How to prepare your Japanese Chin 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

Before embarking on a trip, ensure all health and vaccination records are current and on hand. Documentation such as rabies vaccination and health certifications are crucial for both the wellbeing of your Japanese Chin and regulatory compliance.

Identification and Tracking

Proper identification via a collar with tags and an updated microchip is essential. Additionally, consider using a GPS-enabled collar for real-time tracking, providing you with peace of mind throughout the journey.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

To minimize stress, include favorite toys and a blanket or piece of clothing with familiar scents. These items act as a source of comfort, maintaining a sense of normalcy for your Japanese Chin during transport.

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 Japanese Chin

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Comfort your Japanese Chin with familiar objects and employ calming techniques such as soft music or an anxiety vest. It's important to maintain a calming presence to assure them throughout the trip.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Plan for regular stops to allow for light exercise and bathroom breaks. These short intervals will help in managing stress and keeping your Japanese Chin comfortable.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Ensure a temperature-controlled environment within the vehicle, as Japanese Chins are sensitive to heat due to their flat faces. Provide fresh water at all times to maintain hydration and prevent overheating.

Post Transportation Care for your Japanese Chin

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Upon arrival, allow your Japanese Chin to explore their new surroundings at their own pace. Familiar items from their previous home can ease the transition and provide comfort.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Watch for signs of stress or illness after travel. Consult a veterinarian if you notice unusual behavior or symptoms as they could indicate a travel-related issue.

Continuing Care and Routine

Re-establish a routine as soon as possible to provide structure and stability. Continue with their regular diet, exercise, and affection to ensure your Japanese Chin feels loved and secure in their new environment.

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