First Aid Kit for Mini Pig Emergency


Mini Pig First Aid Kit 

Emergency & Routine Care

Every mini pig owner should keep a First Aid Kit on hand in case of emergency or routine care need is needed. This list is not to diagnose or suggest medical treatment. Always consult your veterinarian before giving your mini pig any medication. Only your veterinarian will know the course of treatment that is best for your mini pig’s situation. 


When putting together your own medicine cabinet or Mini Pig First Aid Kit, consider the following items and gather the most appropriate for your home. It is best to have a home First Aid Kit and a separate one for traveling. If you are unsure of the dose to give your mini pig, read the Pet Pig Emergency Supply List written by Dr. Cathy Zolicani, or contact your own veterinarian directly. 


Not all items will be appropriate for your medicine cabinet or first aid kit. 



OTC Medications


  • Tylenol (infant or children)
  • Buffered Aspirin 
  • Benadryl
  • Ivermectin
  • Fenbendazole
  • Penicillin (injectible, Pen-G)
  • Dramamine
  • Triple Antibiotic  
  • Insect Sting Relief 
  • Hydrocortisone 
  • Omeprazole / Prilosec 
  • Famotidine / Pepcid 
  • Ranitidine / Zantac 
  • Pepto Bismol 
  • Kaopectate 
  • Maalox liquid (for stomach gas)
  • Metamucil 
  • DSS / docusate sodium (stool softener)
  • Saline eye flush
  • Terramycin ophthalmic ointment (available at feed store)
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Activated Charcoal
  • Vetericyn



Food Items 


  • Oatmeal
  • Electrolyte Solution: Pedialyte, Gatorade, or coconut water
  • Sugar
  • Applesauce
  • Low sodium Cambell’s soup or chicken broth
  • Honey
  • Canned 100% pumpkin
  • Karo syrup
  • Yogurt
  • Popsicles





  • 24/hour Veterinarian Phone Number
  • Poison Control Phone Number
  • Crate, ramp, sling, anything you need to move a sick or immobile pig PLAN AHEAD!
  • Treat Jar (shake-it to get your pig’s attention) 
  • Thermometer 
  • Hibiclens Antiseptic
  • Iodine
  • Mineral Oil 
  • Suppositories or Enema
  • Ear plugs
  • Styptic Powder
  • Activated Charcoal 
  • Blanket 
  • Heating Pad
  • Flash Light 
  • Water Bottle 
  • Vet Wrap Bandage
  • Travel Bowl, collapses 
  • Tweezers
  • Tick Remover 
  • Instant Cold Pack 
  • Travel Size Purell Hand Sanitizer 
  • Non Latex Gloves 
  • Vaseline 
  • Antiseptic Wipes 
  • Large Gauze Pads 
  • Butterfly Bandages 
  • Wooden spoon to sweep airway in case of choking
  • Oral syringes of various sizes: 1 cc, 3 cc, 10 cc
  • Syringe needles of various sizes: 18 to 22 gauge 
  • Hoof trimmers
  • HoofFlex
  • Rescue Remedy
  • Super Glue
  • Cottonballs (in case of hoof bleeding)





Breeding Additions 

(for breeders or rescued sows)



OTC Medications




Prescription Medications These medications are only available with a prescription from your veterinarian after an examination. This list is only a point of reference for you to discuss with your veterinarian, not a recommendation by the AMPA. Please consult your veterinarian concerning anything on the list.





  • Emergency Credit Card 
  • Colostrum Substitute
  • Milk Replacer or Goats Milk
  • Bleach
  • Towels
  • Vitamin A/D ointment 
  • Saline solution for eye or wound wash 
  • Eye or Medicine Dropper for orphaned piglet
  • Sterile disposable gloves
  • Heat lamp with red bulb 
  • Sharp edged pliers to cut needle teeth 
  • Baby monitor or video camera to watch farrowing pen
  • Brush or fork to relax farrowing moms
  • Microchips to chip piglets before they go to their homes 

Visit our website to learn more about mini pigs, find a registered mini pig breeder, become a member of the AMPA and register your mini pig in the official mini pig registry! 


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