Artificial respiration is the emergency procedure used to assist air
exchange in an unconscious dog. Heart massage (chest
compressions) is used when no heartbeat can be felt or heard. When chest
compressions are combined with artificial respiration, it is called
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Because cessation of breathing is soon
followed by heart stoppage and vice versa, CPR is required in most
While CPR can be performed by one person, it is easier and more often
successful when done by two. One person does the artificial respiration while
the other does the chest compressions.
Mounting, thrusting (humping) and masturbation are normal behaviors exhibited by most dogs. Dogs masturbate in various ways. They mount and thrust against other animals, people and objects, such as wadded-up blankets, dog beds and toys. Sometimes, dogs just rub against people or objects (without mounting them), or they lick themselves.
Puppies often mount and hump their littermates, other playmates, people and toys. Some experts believe that this behavior functions as practice for future sexual...