Mouth-to-snout resuscitation

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January 18, 2010 4:24:15 AM PST
It's CPR alright -- but the "C" could stand for canine.

Dog lovers in Fairbanks, Alaska, have learned to do mouth-to-snout resuscitation.

About two dozen people attended the three-hour Red Cross class on first aid for dogs over the weekend.

Students learned how to perform the Heimlich maneuver on a choking pooch.

Instructor Kristi Davis also teaches human CPR courses.

Davis says doing CPR on a dog is so close to the human technique, "it's not funny."

But a human isn't likely to lick you as a way saying thanks.