Trainers at the Seattle Aquarium had a difficult task on their hands when one of their otters got diagnosed with asthma. Getting a young child to use an inhaler is one thing, but a sea otter? That's a whole other challenge.
Mishka is a 1-year-old sea otter who is beloved at the aquarium. Her incredible tale is one that will inspire and bring hope to animal caregivers around the world who are dealing with sick animals. Unlike humans, getting an animal to take medicine isn't as easy as singing it a Mary Poppins song. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma Immunulogy estimates that millions will suffer from this incurable disease, and there's no telling how many animals it will affect. Thankfully, Mishka was able to learn how to use her inhaler and have an active life with other otters in her aquarium.
Check out this sea otter's story below: