Seattle Aquarium trains otter to use inhaler for asthma

- (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.
 

 

The one-year-old sea otter Miskha has asthma- and is the first sea otter to be diagnosed with the disease! Read more at blog.seattleaquarium.org/conservation/sea-otter-mishka-diagnosed-asthma/

Posted by Seattle Aquarium on Thursday, September 17, 2015

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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