pages on health are meant to be general guides, not hard and fast rules.
They were not written by vets and are NO SUBSTITUTE for veterinary care.
If you suspect something is wrong with your iguana, PLEASE see a qualified
an iguana, everyone should have a first aid kit for any emergences that
come up, be it something you can "fix" at home, or as a temporary
"fix" on your way to the vets.
Any plastic covered box or container will work. Label it on all sides
so you know WHAT it is and be sure to keep it WHERE you know its at!!!
As in all cases...these are temporary treatments as you on your way tot
In the kit you should have:
Betadine.....which is an all purpose skin and wound cleanser(many stores
have their own brand)
Triple antibiotic ointment and cream.....(with our without the added medication
to numb and area -I prefer the cream for the face area and also certain
Mineral oil,baby oil or Vaseline... works wonderful on stubborn sheds
especially spikes and toes!
cotton swabs...for applying medications
scissors ...for cutting tape, bandages, etc
medical tape....holding a bandage of splint in place
gauze pads...wound protection or pressure bandage in case of serious bleeding
so you can look for mites or a better look at an injury
Syringes...(without needle) various sizes..for syringing medications or
water if needed
Blood stop powder( called styptic powder)..only to be used on nails, NOT
for use on large body parts or deep,large wounds!!!!!!
Magnifying glass..in case you need to look for mites, or to get a better
look at something.
Nail trimmers & Nail File....to trim claws or possibly a broken claw
Sterile water(saline).... for rinsing out an eye injury or something in
Tongue depressors...quick splint to immobilize an extremity on the way
to the vet.
Various size towels..to immobilize(or restrain) ig or be rolled as a splint
in emergencies on the way to the vet.
Plastic straws...quick splint for broken toes, on the way to the vet.
Vet wrap...(coban,flex-wrap) the adhesive less wrap that sticks to itself
Small ace bandage...to hold a larger splint in place(such as for broken
Latex gloves.....to prevent you from adding germs to an injury on your
Plastic Baggies... for fecal samples or to place something questionable
in that your ig may have passed.(to show the vet)
Pencil, notepad...to jot down anything you notice and need to ask your
vet...and to record info that is important to your igs health...IE: vet
Of course many of these items will also be used on YOU if your iguana
does scratch or bite you!!