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

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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