View Full Version : Vet First Aid Kit

12-17-16, 05:55 pm
I wasn't sure to put as the prefix, but a post on a pet FB group got me thinking. In the post, someones guinea pig was hurt, but due to a blizzard they were unable to get to an emergency vet. I want to make a first aid kit for my pets, just so that in the event it is not possible for me to get to the vet (we have no round the clock, er vets here and this is definitely blizzard country) I am able to offer some care until I can get help.
I've got gauze, cling wrap, and things like ivermectin are easy enough to find at the tractor supply store. Using this as a guide combined with common health problems I know the pigs are prone to.
But I was wondering about eye care, since I know hay poke happens very easily to guinea pigs. And as I said, if it happens at night, on a sunday, or when weather makes travel impossible there really isn't any way I can get my pet to the vet.

Would a normal sterile saline solution be fine? Or should I order something like

12-17-16, 10:01 pm
Items I wouldn't be without are simethicone drops, a 30cc feeding syringe, a package of Critical Care, unflavored Pedialyte, coconut oil, q-tips, sterile saline, and perhaps some ophthalmic ointment. I also keep something on hand called Vet Rapid Adhesive which bonds in 3 secs. It is great for small cuts on humans or piggies or for a nail cut too close.

12-18-16, 02:28 pm

12-18-16, 07:51 pm

Regarding the link that Paula provided, many people commented that they don't know what many of the meds are prescribed for. My favorite drug-look-up site is www.rxlist.com (http://www.rxlist.com). One can find most meds for humans and I have found it useful for those prescribed for cavies as well.