SEATTLE - (AP) -- A sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium is being taught to use an inhaler after being diagnosed with asthma.
KING-TV reports that Mishka the otter was having trouble breathing when smoke from wildfires was in the Seattle area.
Now Mishka's trainer is using food to teach the 1-year-old to push her nose on the inhaler and take a deep breath.
The medication in the otter's inhaler is exactly the same as what humans use.
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