Having a medical box filled with first-aid items for your guinea pigs can be a very handy thing to have. It can help you in case your guinea pigs get poorly with, for example, early signs of an URI (upper respiratory infection) or fungal issues like ringworm because you will be able to help them until you can see an exotic vet. However, we will always advise you to see an exotic vet or a professional trained in exotic pets who can make a diagnosis and give you a prescription for any necessary medication that’s needed. We have certain items in our medical box because they were prescribed by our vet for illnesses our guinea pigs had.
What the Masons have in their medical box:
Anti-bacterial gel if you need to disinfect your hands when handling piggies with fungal
Fibreplex – to help the gut keep going when the guinea pig is poorly
Ivermectin – prophylactic against mange mites
CBD cream – the Hemp extract transdermal gel pen
Pain relief – Metacam or Loxicom
Vetericyn Plus (ear rinse, skin care spray and eye wash)
Ear solution for infections
Baytril (for URIs)
Multivitamin liquid – Beaphar
Vitamin C supplement
Recovery food – Oxbow critical care
Pestavert – prophylactic for parasites like lice, ticks and hay mites
Anti-fungal cream – Canesten, Daktarin or Lavender, Manuka & Neem Cream
Eurax (cream against itching)
If you have a profile on Facebook, please feel free to visit the video Sophie Mason did about what is in her medical box.
What have you got in your guinea pig medical box?