First Aid Kit for
ITEMS FOR YOUR AT HOME FIRST AID KIT FOR POTBELLY PIGS
VITAMIN K GIVEN BY Intramuscular injection
(Any type of mouse or rat poison, including glue traps)
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”