West Highland White Terrier dog Transport Service

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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 West Highland White Terrier shipping

Here's what you need to know about safely transporting your West Highland White 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 West Highland White 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 West Highland White 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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West Highland White Terrier: The [Adventurous] Companions

Origins and Temperament

Hailing from Scotland, the West Highland White Terrier, often known as the Westie, is a breed with a history as robust as its personality. Originally bred for hunting and rodent control, this terrier boasts a lively and friendly disposition, complemented by an innate curiosity and a strong-willed nature. Transporting Westies requires understanding their energetic characteristics, ensuring they have a travel space where they can feel secure yet attentive to their surroundings.

Size and Physical Needs

The compact stature of West Highland White Terriers, typically weighing 15-20 pounds, belies their boundless energy and need for regular activity. Their transport accommodations should reflect their size, allowing comfortable movement without foregoing safety. Given their substantial coat, Westies might need special attention regarding temperature control, ensuring their small quarters are neither too hot nor too cold.

Common Health Considerations

Westies can be predisposed to certain health conditions, such as skin allergies and patellar luxation, which might necessitate special care during travel. It's imperative to have their health documentation handy, showcasing up-to-date vaccination records and any detailed medical history that can preemptively address needs for treatment or medication during their journey.

How to prepare your West Highland White 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

It is critically important to carry a complete set of health and vaccination records for your Westie during transit. This should include proof of rabies vaccination along with records of any other vaccinations and recent treatments to ensure they’re permitted across transit points.

Identification and Tracking

Proper identification through a collar and tags, and a microchip is non-negotiable. Additionally, consider equipping your Westie with a GPS tracker, which can add an extra layer of security and peace of mind during travel, especially with their inquisitive nature.

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Comfort Items and Familiar Scents

To maintain a sense of normalcy and reduce stress, include a beloved toy or a piece of bedding with home scents to keep your Westie calm. Familiarity in a travel environment is key to a peaceful journey for these spirited animals.

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 West Highland White Terrier

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Addressing a Westie's stress during travel can include comfort items like a favorite chew toy or a snug anxiety vest, along with gentle affirmations and petting. Being attentive to signs of stress and countering them with familiar sounds or scents can significantly enhance their travel experience.

Exercise and Bathroom Breaks

Regular stops are essential for a Westie’s well-being. Aim for a break every 2-3 hours to let your pet stretch its legs and take care of business, ensuring the journey is as comfortable as possible.

Temperature Control and Hydration

Westies’ dense fur means they can be sensitive to temperature changes. For car journeys, a climate-controlled environment is ideal, coupled with access to fresh water to keep them hydrated throughout the travel period.

Post Transportation Care for your West Highland White Terrier

Adjustment to New Surroundings

After travel, gradually introduce your West Highland White Terrier to their new environment, allowing them to explore at their own pace while offering treats and comfort. They typically adapt well, but familiar items can ease the transition.

Monitoring Health Post-Travel

Observe your Westie for signs of stress or ailment post-travel and consult a veterinarian if any concerning symptoms arise. Alertness to changes in their behavior or appetite is crucial in the days following relocation.

Continuing Care and Routine

Reinstating routine is important for your Westie's sense of security. Regular walks, playtime, and consistent feeding times will help your pet settle into their new chapter with assurance and happiness.

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