First Aid kit for Bearded Dragons
A great friend of mine asked me a while ago, if I would put a first Aid kit together for her and her dragon, and since I keep a kit myself, being so far from the nearest vet, I though it would make a great page for my website, and for all you beardie lovers, who like, me, have a long way to go to get to a vet if needed. Thanks for the great idea Carol :)
1) Latex, or non latex gloves, for treating a wound, to protect, you, and the dragon.
2) Sterile cotton swabs
3) Sterile gauze. (deep wounds) or liquid bandage which has antiseptic which will keep the wound from debris and preventing infection, but with liquid bandage, you must leave it on until the area sheds it off. Pulling it off yourself may damage new scales.
4) first aid tape
5) sterilized scissors
6) Sterilized tweezers
7) Polysporin, or Neosporin, which will prevent infection of a cut, but it must be the cream kind only. The oil kind will just seal the wound leaving no room to breath, and will not heal.
8) Betadine solution, prevents infection also of a cut or wound, but should be diluted with water.
9) Panacur (Beautifuldragons.com) a dewormer if you suspect paracites and cannot get to a vet. Has a 1 year shelf life and if ordered through this site, it is not harsh on the system as some vet meds...NOTE: Panacur does NOT treat all paracites so a fecal exam is always the best option before offering meds.
10) Critical care (Beautifuldragons.com) for sick or lethargic reptiles for nutrition.
11) Bee pollen, ground or capsules. A pinch will greatly help boost the immune system for sick or lethargic reptiles.
12) Pedialyte. Great for restoring electroyltes for dehydrated dragons. However, it does loose its strength after 48 hours once it is opened. However, if you pour it into ice cube trays and freeze, it will be ok. Just take one out and thaw as needed. warm to room temps.
113) Acidpohiliz + great digestive tract cleaner
14) Hand sanitizer of course! :)
You just never know when you may need any of these things