Emergency kit

Piggies7103

New Born Pup
Joined
Oct 1, 2020
Messages
7
Reaction score
2
Points
30
Location
North America, east coast
What should I put I’m my guinea pig emergency kit for my two boars?
I have childlife liquid vitamin c, nail clippers, I pouch of fine grind critical care, oxbow vitamin c tabs, two 10 Ml Syringes , food scale for weighting them, styptic powder, 3 ml dropper, and a log of their weight. What should I add? And where should I get it?
 

Piggies&buns

Forum Donator 2020/21
Joined
Aug 2, 2018
Messages
9,646
Reaction score
11,664
Points
1,925
Location
Cambridgeshire
I’m not sure if you mean 10ml syringes or whether it’s a typo but 1ml syringes are the size that is needed to be able to syringe feed.
keep an eye on the dates on things - you wouldn’t want to need something and then it not be in date. This is why I don’t keep critical care in and instead use mushed up pellets in an emergency.
First Aid Kit: Easily available non-medication support products for an emergency
 

Wiebke

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 10, 2009
Messages
74,226
Reaction score
49,145
Points
3,466
Location
Coventry UK
What should I put I’m my guinea pig emergency kit for my two boars?
I have childlife liquid vitamin c, nail clippers, I pouch of fine grind critical care, oxbow vitamin c tabs, two 10 Ml Syringes , food scale for weighting them, styptic powder, 3 ml dropper, and a log of their weight. What should I add? And where should I get it?
Hi and welcome!

You may find our comprehensive emergency care information collection link helpful. It contains a first aid kit and tips on how you can improvise with providing support care until you can access vet care and any medication can kick in fully. We have bundled all the necessary information with further links into one guide so you do not have to waste vital time looking for information, epecially during the quiet hours on the forum. The guide also contains information on what constitutes a life or death emergency and a list of how soon you need to see a vet over the most common problems. You may want to bookmark the link: Emergency, Crisis and Bridging Care until a Vet Appointment

I would recommend not to have too much at home since things won't keep indefinitely. Just make sure that you have 1 ml syringes, a small medicine bottle and something to stench blood at home.
Vitamin C is added to pellets and to any recovery formula as well as to probiotics etc, so it is not necessary to have it. What most people are not aware of is that there is actually vitamin C in good quality hay, which should make around 80% of the daily food intake - which is the reason why guinea pigs never had the need to make their own and why piggies on a good hay and not mainly veg based diet don't suffer scurvy unless their owner overdo any additives - ironically, the body adapts to very high levels and then causes scurvy symptoms as soon as those levels drop even though those piggies are still on higher than normal levels of it. Overdoing the vitamin C is definitely NOT worth it!

A hay based good diet with only a modicum of preferally green leafy veg and fresh herbs and some cucumber but no root veg, corn and a little fruit only as an occasional special treat plus no more than 1 tablespoon of pellets max per piggy per day is crucial for long term overall health and can minimise the risk of many a common health problem. Go VERY easy on treats and rather turn feeding time into enrichment time. It is the best prevention you can do - and also the way to get a healthy piggy from living to the lower end of the average life span to the higher end.
Long Term Balanced General And Special Needs Guinea Pig Diets
Enrichment Ideas for Guinea Pigs

Make sure that you save or write down your local (if necessary general vets) and your out-of-hours contacts for an emergency so you do not have to fumble around in a panic and know where you turn to for accessing vet care at any time as quickly as possible.

All the links above and LOTS more very helpful practical information on a wide range of aspects can be found in our New Owners guide collection, which is one of the most comprehensive information collections around. Unlike a book, the guides format allows us to update and extend our information at need, and unlike far too many books, we don't gloss over the sticky points that throw many a new owner.
Here is the link, which again you may want to bookmark, browse, read and re-read at need. You will get different layers of information out of the guides as your experience grows. Getting Started - New Owners' Most Helpful Guides

You can access our even more extensive full information collection on an even wider range of topics best via the guides shortcut on the top bar where it is listed in thematical order.

Of course you are welcome to ask any questions you have in one of our Care sections at any time. We have specially designed knowledgeable members who have our full trust monitoring the most sensitive sections (they have the badges in the signature) but we would appreciate it if there is a clear emergency that you please tried to make a vet appointment first before coming on here. Please also accept that we are all doing this for free in our own free time. We are a lively enough forum that you will get answer pretty quickly during UK daytime hours but you may have to wait at times.

Since we have members and enquiries from literally all around the world with very different backgrounds, climates, vet and rescue access as well as brand names (including medical brands) we find it very helpful if you please added your country, state/province or UK county/major city to location in your account details. You can access those by clicking on your username. This makes it appear with every post you make and allows us to tailor any recommendations and advice to what is relevant and available where you are with just a quick glance to the left and to help you on a much more personalised basis than the basic standard advice you will get otherwise. For your own protection, please do not mention the exact place name where you live unless it is a large city that everybody can be expected to know about. Thank you!
 

Siikibam

Forum Donator 2020/21
Joined
Jul 31, 2017
Messages
11,341
Reaction score
13,746
Points
2,125
Location
Home
Nail clippers and scales aren’t for an emergency kit. They should be used when necessary. Weighing in particular should be a weekly thing.

Please can you also change your location to country rather than just Aaaaa
 

VickiA

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Nov 1, 2013
Messages
24,301
Reaction score
32,819
Points
2,465
Location
Cheshire, England
@Piggies7103 I have merged your threads.
Please amend your location to show country /state/ county. This is to assist you so that any advice is tailored to your country/local area.
I have also noted that there are a number of accounts logged to your IP. 3 accounts all recently created. The forum terms and rules Terms of Service And Forum Rules permit one account per member. Please confirm which account you wish to keep and we will delete the others.
 

VickiA

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Nov 1, 2013
Messages
24,301
Reaction score
32,819
Points
2,465
Location
Cheshire, England
This is now in hand. Please do not open or attempt to open any further accounts as prompt action will be taken. This will lead to your account being closed and you will be prevented from accessing this forum.
The rules apply to all members. One account per member is clearly stated in the rules.
 

BossHogg

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Jun 13, 2011
Messages
17,397
Reaction score
36,432
Points
2,115
2 accounts deleted, which is the 3rd?
 
Top