I'm really sorry i haven't been doing many blog posts lately, but i'll try to catch up on ths blog a bit more! the thing I will be talking to you about today is preparing a first aid (preferably for your guinea pig) and not any other animal it is dangerous to use some of these products on other animals/pets.
so first of all, you will need to gather up the supplies needed for your kit. here are the needed supplies you need to at least have for the kit :
- 1 syringe
- Critical Care (powdery substance) (you will add water to this and then insert it into your syringe then, you just squeeze it into their mouth and this is only for if they can't eat/refuse to eat foods so you just give them this and then it will help them maintain a balanced diet - Note : this is only for emergencies this is not something to give them whenever you feel like it.
- Travel size Vaseline (this is a good moisturizer to use on their skin if it's ever hard, or dry or, their skin is cracking Note : do not use this on wounds or blood spots if you see anything out of the ordinary like that contact your veterinarian right away! this may be a very serious matter.
- Travel size wet wipes (this is a good disinfectant to use on their skin if you are going to perform something on it, or, if they ever pee and it gets all over them you can us these to wipe them down just to prevent irritation on their skin)
- Disposable gloves- these are great to have around if you ever have to deal with something like a cut, or a sliver, or something lodged in their skin it's always important to wear gloves for things like that Note : do not use any dirty gloves with poo, or dirt on them because that can lead to lot's of irritation or infection on their skin and then it will be even worse then before.
- Cat/Dog nail clippers these are important to have (or if you have some human nail clippers they work ok too if you know what you are doing) but I recommend dog or cat nail clippers because they are easier to cut their nails with because you put their nail inside the nail clipper, then you just pull down and then if they were to pull their hand away and you were clipping the same time (with the human nail clippers) and you pull big chunk of their nail out then it would hurt them a lot! so it is safest if you know what you are doing because if this is your first time doing it then I highly suggest you get some help from someone that is much better at this then you.
- Anti inflammatory agent/substance this is really important to have incase they get Bumblefoot, or an inflamed spot then you will just apply this to the spot and then the inflammatory should go away in a few moments.
- Little tummy's gas relief Drops - now you may be thinking no, no, no, no. those are defiantly not safe for them but, yes they are! they are perfectly harmless and I've heard before guinea pig owners that use them and they are perfectly harmless! all they do is take away that painful gas. because if guinea pig's have too much gassy foods then we will defiantly get gas cramps because they can't fart like we do. so instead they get a big painful cramp in their stomach so if you give them these drops then in only a few mins the camps will go away! so please! include this in your kit they will thank you for it!
so that's all for today!
thank you for listening to
my advice about first aid
kit's for guinea pigs!