Here is a list of items that are handy to have on hand in case of a medical emergency. Making a special box to hold these is a great idea because it will keep everything together.
General Care Digital Scale Mineral Oil Fingernail Clippers Q-Tips Weekly Weight Chart for each pig
Eye Care Eye Wash GenTeal Eye Drops
Ear Care Oticlens
Wound Care Betadine Cotton Swabs Cotton Pads Unscented Baby Wipes Styptic Powder VetWrap Bandage (or other elastic self-stick bandages) Bitter Apple Spray to stop licking wounds
Skin Care Ivermectin(Rx) Humilac Spray Coconut Oil Bunny Bath or similar safe, gentle shampoo Monistat
Syringes 1 cc Oral 3 cc Oral 5 cc Oral 10 cc Oral (Syringes must have no needle for flushing wounds or administering medication or force feedings)
Boar Care KY Jelly
Other Critical Care * Plain Pedialyte Probiotics (may need to be refrigerated) Vitamin C Tabs or Liquid Hot Water Bottle
* I make something like Critical Care out of crushed pellets and pedialyte with a little baby food, usually a high fiber baby food.
Your guinea pig’s first aid kit should be kept in a cool, dry place where you have easy access to it, such as an interior closet. Many people keep medications and first aid supplies (even for humans) in bathrooms, but because of moisture from baths and showers this is not an ideal location.
Normal Values for a Guinea Pig: Temperature: 100- 102.5° F Pulse rate: 250 - 300 bpm Respiration: 80 - 90 respirations per minute.
Additional Items to Consider or Keep Nearby Towels (for restraint) Vaseline Penlight Pet carrier Storage Ear Thermometer