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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 Rat Terrier shipping

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

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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 Rat Terrier, 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 Rat Terrier 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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Rat Terrier: The Energetic Companions

Origins and Temperament

Emerging from the American heartland, Rat Terriers were bred as farm dogs ideal for hunting prey and guarding homesteads. Known for their intelligence, tenacity, and vigor, Rat Terriers offer spirited companionship. Their innate curiosity and spirited disposition mean they might find travel exciting, yet potentially stressful without proper preparation. Recognizing these traits is the first step towards ensuring their comfort on the road.

Size and Physical Needs

Rat Terriers come in a variety of sizes, generally classified into miniature and standard, with their weight ranging from 10 to 25 pounds. Given their history as active hunting dogs, they possess a significant need for regular exercise. When traveling, they'll require secure enclosures and frequent opportunities to stretch and burn off energy to remain relaxed and comfortable.

Common Health Considerations

Diligence is key in managing the typical health concerns for Rat Terriers, such as hip dysplasia and dental issues. Ensure that your Rat Terrier's health documentation, especially records of recent vaccinations and any treatments, travels with them. A stress-free journey for a Rat Terrier starts with preventative healthcare and a well-documented medical history.

How to prepare your Rat Terrier 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 all veterinary records, including proof of vaccinations and any specific medical instructions, in an easily accessible format. For the safety and assurance of all, having these documents at hand is paramount during your pet's journey.

Identification and Tracking

Fit your Rat Terrier with a secured, up-to-date identification tag and consider the added security of a microchip. GPS collars are another option, providing real-time tracking capabilities to monitor your companion's journey.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

Pack familiar bedding, toys, and other items that carry the scent of home. These provide reassurance and a sense of security amidst the unfamiliarity of travel for your Rat Terrier.

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 Rat Terrier

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Incorporate familiar routines such as playtime with their favourite toy or use an anxiety vest if your Rat Terrier is prone to nervousness. Calming supplements can also be beneficial with prior vet approval.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Plan for regular stops to balance a Rat Terrier's high energy levels. Breaks for exercise and restroom needs are critical for their well-being on longer journeys.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Maintain a comfortable and stable temperature within the vehicle, protecting your Rat Terrier from extremes. Ample water should be available to keep them hydrated, particularly in warm climates or during summer travel.

Post Transportation Care for your Rat Terrier

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Introduce your Rat Terrier to their new environment gradually, allowing them to explore at their own pace. Familiar items and a consistent approach can mitigate stress and promote acclimatisation.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Remain vigilant for signs of stress or illness in your Rat Terrier post-transit. Seek immediate veterinary assistance if you notice unusual behavior or symptoms of distress.

Continuing Care and Routine

Quickly re-establishing a regular routine, including meal times and exercise habits, supports stability and contentment for your Rat Terrier, aiding their transition into their new life.

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