Veterinarians in Northern California are using tilapia-skin bandages to heal badly burned paws of cats and dogs that survived the devastating Camp Fire. The fish skin "acts as a dermal substitute that provides pain relief and protection" and transfers collagen to the wound, says veterinarian Jamie Peyton, chief of the Integrative Medicine Service at the University of California at Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, who first used the technique on the paws of bears and a mountain lion burned in a wildfire.
Veterinarians using fish skin to heal burned paws
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