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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 Plott Hound shipping

Here's what you need to know about safely transporting your Plott 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 Plott 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 Plott 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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Plott Hound: The Tenacious Companions

Origins and Temperament

The Plott Hound, North Carolina's state dog, has a storied history, tracing back to German forebears and subsequently bred in the United States for hunting game. Known for their remarkable stamina and resilience, Plott Hounds possess a calm demeanor paired with steady loyalty. Their temperament, while even and good-natured, can exhibit a notable keenness when on the trail. Being scent-driven hunters, they might get restless during transport; hence, understanding their background and psychological makeup is key to a stress-free journey.

Size and Physical Needs

Typically weighing between 40 and 60 pounds, Plott Hounds are a medium-sized breed, requiring ample space to remain comfortable. They sport a muscular build and crave regular activity, meaning they should be given time for adequate exercise prior to travel to help them settle. Their short, bristly coats are less prone to overheating but still necessitate appropriate ventilation and temperature control when on the road.

Common Health Considerations

While generally robust, Plott Hounds can suffer from common canine ailments such as hip dysplasia and ear infections. Before transport, ensure all health documents, including vaccination records and a pet passport if necessary, are up-to-date and handy. Pre-emptive measures, including a thorough vet check-up and awareness of any condition symptoms during travel, are prudent steps for a safe trip.

How to prepare your Plott 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

Organize your Plott Hound’s recent health checks, vaccination proof, and any breed-specific medical records in a readily accessible folder. These documents are vital for cross-state travel and in case of an emergency.

Identification and Tracking

Securely attach ID tags with your contact information to your Plott Hound’s collar and ensure their microchip details are current. For added safety, consider a GPS tracker to monitor your companion's location throughout their journey.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Pack a familiar blanket or toy to comfort your Plott Hound. The scent of home goes a long way toward reducing travel anxiety and provides a sense of security.

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 Plott Hound

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Familiarize your Plott Hound with their transport crate or travel area pre-departure to reduce anxiety. Tools like anxiety vests or pheromone sprays may help alleviate stress, and a favorite chew toy can keep them occupied.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Design a travel itinerary that includes regular stops for exercise—ideally every 4-6 hours. These breaks should allow for ample space and time for your Plott Hound to stretch their legs and relieve themselves.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Ensure the travel environment is well-ventilated, away from direct sunlight, and comfortably cool. Supply a spill-proof water bowl and encourage regular hydration, particularly if traveling through warmer regions.

Post Transportation Care for your Plott Hound

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Once at your destination, allow your Plott Hound to explore their new surroundings at their own pace, under supervision. Familiar items from home can ease the transition and provide a consistent comfort level.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

After transport, observe your Plott Hound for any signs of stress or health issues. A post-travel check-up can help identify and address any travel-related concerns quickly.

Continuing Care and Routine

Re-establishing a routine for feeding, exercise, and rest is crucial for your Plott Hound's well-being. Maintaining consistency in their daily activities will help them adjust and thrive in their new environment.

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