This is a list of things to have on hand in case of an emergency with your glider:
*Saucer/snap e-collar – use with heavier gliders and non-cloacal /tail SM *Shot Glass e-collar – use with normal size gliders and/or cloacal/tail SM *Large straws – to cover tail in case of injury/SM *0.9 Sterile Saline – for flushing wounds (different than Saline flushes you get from a vet; use only topically *Alcohol Wipes - for wound/hand cleaning *Baby Wipes fragrance /alcohol free – for fur/hand cleaning *Neosporin – with and without pain relief – for topical use on non-emergency small wounds *Cotton Swabs - wound care; applying topical medications *Sterile Gauze Pads – wound cover/wound care *Small waterproof adhesive tape – to secure e-collar, and/or secure a splint *1 inch self stick wrap -for use in bandaging/covering wounds, use with splint for protecting an injured tail *Styptic powder – to stop minor bleeding caused by toe nails trimmed too short *KY jelly – to keep male genitalia moist if not retracting *Side edge cut clippers – nail trimming *Small scissors – to clip loose threads or free little feet/nails in an emergency *1cc sterile slip tip syringes – for use with oral medications and/or force feeding *5cc sterile slip tip syringes – for oral use or sub-cutaneous fluids *12cc sterile screw on syringes - for oral use or sub-cutaneous fluids *#5 French Catheter – for use when force feeding if you cannot get the glider to open his/her mouth. Used with an oral/slip tip syringe *Chicken baby food – can be used to force feed or as emergency/evacuation needs *Mixed Veggies baby food – can be used to force feed or as emergency/evacuation needs *Baby apple juice – can be used for minor dehydration (pushing fluids) or emergency/evacuation needs *Pedialyte – can be used for minor dehydration (pushing fluids) or emergency/evacuation needs *Bottle of water – for emergency/evacuation needs *Hand warmer – in case of emergency travel in cold weather or to help warm a sick glider (always use a towel or fleece between the glider and the hot pack) *Instant heat pack – in case of emergency travel in cold weather or to help warm a sick glider (always use a towel or fleece between the glider and the hot pack) *Instant ice pack – in case of emergency travel in hot weather (always use a towel or fleece between the glider and the cold pack) *Large fleece blankets – for handling gliders in an emergency or to burrito a glider in case of SM/feeding medications/force feeding *Plastic bowls – for isolation/separation or evacuation needs *Bird feeder dispensers – for feeding/watering a glider in an e-collar *Foaming hand sanitizer – for hand cleaning. NOT to be used on glider *Hospital/Isolation cage *Human heating pad with thermostat – for use with heating hospital cage *Tweezers *Tissues *Cotton pads *Bonding pouches with windows (one for each cage) *An all screen Port-A-Pet or small carrier for each cage *Lactated Ringers Solution – subcutaneous fluids. You can ONLY get this from a vet and must be trained on HOW and WHEN to properly administer sub-Q fluids to a small animal. Sub-Q fluids are ONLY temporary supportive care until such time as you can get your glider to a vet (ASAP) *Needles to administer sub-Q fluids – You MUST speak with your veterinarian to determine the proper gauge of needle to use and how to properly administer sub-Q fluids. Sub-Q fluids are ONLY temperary supportive care until such time as you can get your glider to a vet (ASAP) *Emergency contact information (Vet, Emergency Vet, Animal Poison Control, Secondary contact for glider care) *List of perishables and experation dates. Check frequently and replace items as needed *Veterinary records, any other health records and weight charts *Bene-bac to combat diarrhea (dosage and need for using, already discussed with vet.) *Plain, canned pumpkin *Old-Fashioned Oatmeal *Collasate gel (going to add spray) *Oral antibiotic powder, to be mixed with water at time needed (dosage and need for using, already discussed with vet.) *Oral paid meds, sealed (dosage and need for using, already discussed with vet.) *Proparacain topical pain reliever and Oragel (dosage and need for using, already discussed with vet.) *Tea tree oil antiseptic/antibiotic *Emu oil *Vitamin E 1000 i.u. Capsules *CPR instructions with respirator tube *Canola oil *Gram scales to keep track of weight *Long fleece pouch *Address book with names and phone numbers of GC members and glider vets.