Sea otter named Mishka has asthma just like us

Credit: Seattle Aquarium/ Twitter

Mishka is the first sea otter in the world to have been diagnosed with asthma. Mishka is in Seattle and has to take an inhaler just like those of us with asthma do. You’ll want to watch this video of them training her to use her inhaler (Flovent) and hear more about Mishka and her asthma. More research will have to be done to look at environmental factors and impacts on asthma to see how changes in the environment affects everyone, not only humans.

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  1. I’ve been to Milestones several times before in Ottawa with good experiences and I read a lot about accommodating they were. So I decided to visit when I was in Toronto last month. I went to the one downtown and the waiter was terrible. I am allergic to pine nuts and can’t have traces of them either. I let him know and ordered a sandwich. He said the bun may contain traces so I said I could skip it – then he told me the fries weren’t save either. Leaving out my frustrations that restaurants refuse to go to a bakery and ask ingredients, or use a separate fryer for fries his attitude was the worst part. He wasn’t polite, didn’t seem to care and did not offer any alternatives. We ended up leaving to go to another restaurant downstairs. I wish I remembered their name as they were very accommodating and made sure I felt comfortable when ordering/eating.

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