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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 Norwegian Elkhound shipping

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

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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 Norwegian Elkhound, 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 Norwegian Elkhound 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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Norwegian Elkhound: The Hardy Companions

Origins and Temperament

Hailing from the rugged landscapes of Norway, the Norwegian Elkhound has a storied past as a hunter, guardian, and herder. Emblematic of their resilient Viking companions, these dogs exhibit a bold, playful, yet protective temperament. Their steadfast nature and eagerness to please can make travel an exciting prospect for them, but also means they'll require experienced handling to accommodate their strong will and tendency for independence.

Size and Physical Needs

Norwegian Elkhounds are medium-sized dogs, typically weighing in between 48 to 55 pounds. This robust breed requires regular exercise and may display restlessness if cooped up for too long. When transporting an Elkhound, it's crucial to ensure they have enough space to stand and turn comfortably, in addition to frequent stops to flex their muscles and expel energy.

Common Health Considerations

Like many breeds, Norwegian Elkhounds can be prone to certain hereditary health concerns, including hip dysplasia. It's imperative that transporters are informed of any existing conditions and are prepared with the appropriate health documentation. Ensuring they are up to date with vaccinations and observing preventative measures can aid in an uneventful and safe journey.

How to prepare your Norwegian Elkhound 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

Compile a full health and vaccination history to accompany your Elkhound during travel. This should include any proof of recent check-ups and vaccinations, which is not just important for ensuring their health, but also for meeting any state-specific travel requirements.

Identification and Tracking

Norwegian Elkhounds should have a microchip and wear an updated tag on their collar. To further secure peace of mind, consider equipping them with a GPS tracker. This helps in keeping track of your pet’s whereabouts at all times during transport.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Travel can be displacement for pets. Include a beloved toy or blanket bearing the scent of home to provide your Elkhound solace during the stressful phases of travel. Such items can be a tangible piece of comfort in unfamiliar territories.

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 Norwegian Elkhound

Managing Anxiety and Stress

To help your Elkhound manage travel-related tension, pack their favorite chew toy or stress-relief garment, like an anxiety wrap or vest. Consult with your veterinarian on specific calming aids suited to your dog's needs, such as pheromone diffusers or mild sedatives.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Maintain a vigilant exercise routine with frequent stops for stretching and bathroom breaks. A general guideline for a Norwegian Elkhound is a short walk every 4-5 hours to maintain their physical and mental well-being.

Temperature Control and Hydration

The dense coat of a Norwegian Elkhound is built for cold climates. It’s, therefore, crucial to maintain a cool and ventilated environment to avoid overheating. Ample water should be available at all times to ensure hydration is addressed regularly.

Post Transportation Care for your Norwegian Elkhound

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Once at their new home, give your Elkhound time to explore and acclimate at their own pace. Familiarize them with key areas, like where to find food, water, and their sleeping spot. Norwegian Elkhounds typically adapt well, but patience is key during this adjustment period.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Monitor your Norwegian Elkhound for any signs of distress or discomfort after travel, which may include changes in appetite or behavior. Keep a close eye on their wellbeing and don't hesitate to contact a vet if you notice anything concerning.

Continuing Care and Routine

Establish a regular daily routine that includes exercise, playtime, and meals. Consistency in their routine helps ensure an easier transition and helps your Norwegian Elkhound understand what to expect each day, providing them with stability and comfort in their new environment.

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