First Aid Kit for
Potbelly Pigs

ITEMS FOR YOUR AT HOME FIRST AID KIT FOR POTBELLY PIGS

  • Thermometer (Small for children or babies) Digital or rectal
  • Stethoscope (Know the parts of the body, where you can get a pulse)
  • Betadine (to scrub cuts, scrapes or injection sites)
  • Needles & Syringes (Note the sizes of the pig for needle size and most frequent syringe size is 3 cc or 10 cc)
  • Small Flashlight (in case you have to look into a cut deeply)
  • Tweezers (in case there is something stuck in the cut or scrape)
  • Q-Tips (mainly for ears, eyes and applying in small cuts)
  • Gauze 2 x 2 or 4 x 4 squares (for packing if bleeding severely)
  • Ointments & Topical
  • Vaseline, Triple antibiotic Ointment, Bag Balm or Neosporin

USE COMMON SENSE WHEN LETTING YOUR POTBELLY PIG GRAZE OUTSIDE NEXT TO FENCE LINES, BECAUSE YOUR NEIGHBOR MAY NOT BE EDUCATED ON “NEIGHBORLY ANIMAL CONDUCT” AND NOT REALIZE WHAT HE IS SPRAYING WILL MAKE YOUR PETS SICK & POSIBILY KILL THEM.

VITAMIN K GIVEN BY Intramuscular injection
Warfarin
(Any type of mouse or rat poison, including glue traps)
Injectable
Baytril (used for pneumonia’s, bronchial, lungs & Mycoplasma)
Tylan (susceptible infections)
Penicillin G (susceptible infections)
There are other prescription injectable thru your veterinarian that he may recommend that you keep on hand, depending on area that you live in and access time for treatment.

Baby aspirin has many uses in a variety of things for the potbelly pig.
Make sure that you follow the direction of your veterinarian and do not overdose. Dosage by weight only.

Pepto Bismol, Mylanta, Benadryl (flavored) for children), Cranberry Juice Pedialyte, Gatorade, electrolytes, and always have Sterile water available for ingestion or inject


Any of the above will work for piglets with much smaller dosage, but also have on hand from your KITCHEN the following:
Yogurt, ice pops, cottage cheese, applesauce, Jell-O water, juices, (Especially Cranberry or Cranberry Grape/Apple, baby RICE cereal

1. When you rescue/purchase your potbelly pig, ask for medical records.
2. Ask what Vaccinations have been given & when
3. Ask if potbelly pig is on a children’s vitamin daily and if it contains IRON
4. Ask what they have used for wormer, ask there are many different types of Parasites and each requires different types of medication to destroy eggs and larva.

If you have done your research beforehand you will 99.9% of the time never use your “At home First Aid Kit” unless
it is an EMERGENCY. 

Spring is a bad time for Poisons, toxic weeds & yard fertilizer’s,

“IN CLOSING “PLEASE, PLEASE REMEMBER, THE ONLY DUMB QUESTION ABOUT YOUR PET IS THE “ONE NOT ASKED” 

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