All four foot pads are sporting a tilapia-skin bandage.
About a year ago, we reported on doctors using fish skin as an aid in treating burns for a woman in Brazil. This revolutionary treatment has continued to help both human and animal patients.
The mountain lion was rescued Dec. 22 and taken to the Rancho Cordova lab of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. It was there veterinarians applied sterilized tilapia skin to burns on all four foot pads.
The fish skin creates a biologic bandage to protect the burn area and provides collagen to help accelerate healing.
This young mountain lion has responded well to the treatment, and doctors expect a full recovery.
Images Courtesy of California Department of Fish and Wildlife/Facebook.
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