Indoguration - The First (Rescue) Dog!

President Joe Biden with his dog

2021 Presidential Inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden will be an unprecedented inauguration for more reasons than one. President-Elect Joe Biden will be welcoming the very first rescue dog into the White House.

President-Elect Joe Biden has two German Shepherds. Champ, who is 12, and Major, who is 2. He and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, rescued Major from the Delaware Humane Association in 2018.

After Biden took Champ to the vet, they suggested, “Your shepherd's 12 -years-old. He's getting slow. The best thing to keep him going is to get another little puppy.”

The Delaware Humane Association is a no-kill shelter. They said Major came from a litter of six German shepherd puppies that "were surrendered and not doing well at all" after being exposed to "something toxic" in a previous home.

Anything is possible, even for rescue pets. Delaware Humane Association wrote in a newsletter recently, “From shelter pup at the Delaware Humane Association to First Dog at the White House, Major Biden is barking proof that every dog can live the American dream.”

Adopt! Don’t Shop

Adopt dog, don't shop

3 million dogs will end up at a shelter. Only about half of the dogs will be adopted, and unfortunately, the other half will be euthanized because the shelters get overcrowded. We strongly suggest when you and your family are looking for a furry friend to have in your home, that you first visit a local shelter or rescue.

We understand it can be difficult for some to visit the shelters and rescues because they can be very sad. Seeing all of those “puppy dog eyes” staring at you as you walk by, begging you to show them some love. But, by going to the shelters and rescues to adopt you will be saving a life and helping to reduce the overpopulation in the shelters.

Salmon oil offers several benefits for rescue dogs. Some benefits include:

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Salmon oil for dogs is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These fatty acids are essential for the overall health and well-being of dogs. They have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce joint inflammation and improve mobility in rescue dogs, particularly those with joint issues or arthritis.

Skin and Coat Health: Omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin and a shiny coat in dogs. Rescue dogs may experience skin issues, dryness, or dull coats due to stress, poor nutrition, or previous neglect. Salmon oil can help nourish the skin, reduce itching and inflammation, and promote a healthier, lustrous coat.

Allergy and Itch Relief: Many rescue dogs suffer from allergies or dermatitis, resulting in excessive itching and discomfort. The anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3 fatty acids in salmon oil can help alleviate these symptoms, providing relief and improving the dog's quality of life.

Immune System Support: Omega-3 fatty acids support a healthy immune system in dogs. By including salmon oil in a rescue dog's diet, you can help boost their immune response and enhance their overall immunity, making them better equipped to fight off infections and diseases.

Cardiovascular Health: Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have a positive impact on cardiovascular health in both humans and dogs. By adding salmon oil to a rescue dog's diet, you can support their heart health, help maintain normal heart rhythm, and potentially reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Cognitive Function: Some studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids, particularly DHA, can benefit brain health and cognitive function in dogs. Including salmon oil in a rescue dog's diet may support their mental sharpness, memory, and overall cognitive abilities.

It's important to note that while salmon oil can provide these benefits, it should be used in moderation and under the guidance of a veterinarian. The appropriate dosage and frequency of use may vary depending on the dog's specific needs and health conditions. Consulting with a vet is crucial to ensure the safety and effectiveness of salmon oil for a rescue dog.

National Rescue Dog Day

National Rescue Dog Day is a day that celebrate all resilient canines. They are waiting to be rescued and want to meet their new families and new home. 

We, at Vital Pet Life, fully support rescue animals and their owners. We proudly support Wags and Walks. Since its inception in 2011, Wags and Walks have helped to save over 6,000 dogs.

Buy 1 - Give 1

You can also help support Wags and Walks! On your next purchase of any of our products, use the code WAGSANDWALKS during checkout. Get 5% off AND we will give Wags and Walks a bottle of the same thing you purchased to help their pups that are in need, while in their care.💙

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