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Can Fish Skin Heal Canine Eye Injuries?

The skin of the tilapia fish is rich in collagen and is increasingly used in both human and veterinary medicine to treat a variety of injuries and disorders.

tilapia skin for canine eye injuries

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • The skin of the tilapia fish is rich in collagen and is increasingly used in both human and veterinary medicine to treat a variety of injuries and disorders
  • A veterinary ophthalmologist in Brazil is using tilapia skin to successfully treat eye injuries in dogs, especially flat-faced breeds
  • An integrative veterinarian in California is using tilapia skin to treat animal victims of wildfires
  • A veterinary team in Michigan treated a badly burned dog with Icelandic, descaled cod fish skins, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids and have anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties that are important for healing and tissue regeneration

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