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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 Silky Terrier shipping

Here's what you need to know about safely transporting your Silky 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 Silky 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 Silky 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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Silky Terrier: The Characteristic Companions

Origins and Temperament

The Silky Terrier, originally from Australia, is a small and spirited breed hailing from the 19th century. These dogs were bred from crossing the native Australian Terrier with imported Yorkshire Terriers, inheriting the finest traits from both breeds. Known for their intelligence and confidence, Silky Terriers are energetic companions that form strong bonds with their owners. Their alertness and determination mean they take well to travel, but their spirited nature requires assurance and comfort to keep stress levels low during transit.

Size and Physical Needs

Typically, Silky Terriers are small in size, standing about 9 to 10 inches at the shoulder and weighing around 10 pounds. They are moderately active and will need regular exercise to maintain their vibrant health. During transportation, space to move and proper ventilation is imperative for their comfort. Given their luxurious, fine coats, they may require additional protection against the cold or excessive heat.

Common Health Considerations

Silky Terriers are generally healthy but are prone to certain conditions such as patellar luxation and tracheal collapse, which can be exasperated by stress. Health documentation including a recent veterinarian certificate of health is essential for ensuring travel regulations are met. Preventative measures, such as confirming that the Silky Terrier is current on vaccinations and parasite prevention, are paramount to a risk-free journey.

How to prepare your Silky 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

Ensuring your Silky Terrier has up-to-date health and vaccination records is crucial. Keep these documents readily available in case of inspection during transport, as these affirm your pet's health status and readiness for travel.

Identification and Tracking

Proper identification for your Silky Terrier includes a secure collar with tags displaying contact information. Additionally, a microchip and GPS tracker can offer peace of mind by enabling real-time tracking throughout the journey.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

To ensure a smoother transit experience, include comfort items like your Silky Terrier's favorite blanket or toy, which carry familiar scents that can be immensely reassuring for your pet in unfamiliar settings.

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 Silky Terrier

Managing Anxiety and Stress

The adventure of travel can be anxiety-inducing for a Silky Terrier. Alleviate this by bringing their favorite toys, introducing anxiety vests prior to travel, or using calming techniques such as soft music or gentle reassurance.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Stick to a consistent schedule for exercise and bathroom breaks designed to meet the Silky Terrier's needs. This reduces in-transit anxiety and promotes comfort.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Maintaining a travel space with controlled temperature is important for your Silky Terrier's welfare. Ensure continual access to fresh water to keep your pet well-hydrated, which is especially important due to their small size.

Post Transportation Care for your Silky Terrier

Adjustment to New Surroundings

Once transportation is complete, help your Silky Terrier adjust to their new environment with patience and consistent routine. Gradually introduce them to their new surroundings to enhance comfort and reduce anxiety.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

After transport, observe your Silky Terrier for any signs of travel-related stress or health issues. Consult a veterinarian if you notice unusual behavior or symptoms of discomfort.

Continuing Care and Routine

Reinstate your Silky Terrier's regular routine as soon as possible post-travel. Predictable schedules for feeding, walking, and playtime lend a sense of regularity that can greatly ease your pet's transition to their new home.

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