The Best Time To Be Prepared For A Sugar Glider Emergency Is BEFORE One Happens!
Sugar gliders have the ability to live for a long time. The average life span is between 8-10 years with some living as long as 15 years. The one thing sugar glider owners learn, is their new pets are very good at hiding their illness. Due to sugar gliders being nocturnal, often times when a sugar glider emergency happens, it happens at night.
By educationg yourself on the different health issues that may arise, or different accidents that can happen and having an emergency kit available can help prevent an early demise.
What to Have In Your Emergency Kit
An Emergency Vet Fund with a Minimal amount of $550.00 is recommended.
Antibiotic Ointment (like Neosporin, please be sure not to use the one with pain reliever in it)
A List with all medications your Sugar Glider may currently be on.
Cotton Balls/ Cotton Swabs
An E-Collar and/or E-Jacket
Fleece Blankets (12"X15" to hold your Sugar Glider)
Heat Pack for transporting a sick glider
Preparation H (for prolapsed penis)
A small, transportable hospital cage
Be Prepared With Important Numbers & Keep them Posted Where they Are Easily Accessible
Primary Veterinarian's Number
Back up Veterinarian's Number
24-Hour Emergency Veterinarian's Number
Support Persons Number
Information To Leave With Your Sugar Glider Sitter
Names on Cages
List of foods and locations
Quantity to feed
List of phone numbers, these will include your number, your Veterinarians number, your back-up Veterinarians number, the 24 hour Emergency Clinic number
Addresses to all Veterinarians you have listed
The location where you will be
How long you will be gone
Emergency contact in case they are unable to tend to your Sugar Glider
Also, call your Veterinarians office and make sure they put your credit card on file and explain you will be out of town. Give your Pet sitters name and your approval (may be required in writing) to bring your pets in for care if needed.