Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs with Janine Ling on Your Natural Dog Podcast

Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs with Janine Ling of Project Sudz on Your Natural Dog Podcast

When Janine Ling was trying to find products that would help her pitbull’s allergies and skin irritation, she was disappointed by the lack of natural products available. To help fill this gap, Janine created Project Sudz, an all-natural, plastic-free pet care brand. In this episode, Janine explains why apple cider vinegar for dogs is the ideal ingredient for helping with everything from skin conditions, to fleas and ticks, to yeast overgrowth. She also shares a behind the scenes look at launching a natural pet business, including her efforts to make Project Sudz more sustainable. 

Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs & Pets

There are numerous benefits to using apple cider vinegar for dogs and pets, which is why Janine Ling and her team at Project Sudz proudly use it in all of their pet products! Project Sudz’ natural dog shampoos, natural pet ear cleaner, and natural flea and tick spray are all formulated with apple cider vinegar, to naturally support your pet’s skin and overall health. 

One of the benefits of apple cider vinegar for dogs and pets is its natural antifungal and anti-microbial properties. This makes ACV a great choice for relieving your pet’s hot spots, fungal infections, as well as naturally alleviating itching. That’s why one of the most common uses of apple cider vinegar for dogs is natural ear care, especially helping to treat ear infections. 

Project Sudz uses organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, combined with a vinegar “mother,” a substance which helps harness the beneficial and healthy bacteria. Apple cider vinegar for dogs also helps combat bad bacteria, while keeping your pet’s good bacteria, which conventional pet shampoos can disrupt. 

ACV is also beneficial for our stinky pets, as it naturally eliminates odors without using chemicals. Apple cider vinegar also softens hard water, which can leave your pet’s hair brittle and dry. 

Project Sudz’ Organic Shampoo Bars are all formulated with apple cider vinegar for dogs with itchy skin, cats with itchy skin, and even hypoallergenic shampoo bars and flea and tick relief bars.

Related: Natural Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs on Your Natural Dog Podcast

Why Project Sudz?

We believe in Project Sudz’ mission, to provide the best possible natural pet products, in sustainable packaging, without costing pet parents their whole paycheck. 

One way they’re able to do this is by eliminating water from their pet products, creating a line of organic shampoo bars, waterless baths, and concentrated sprays with reusable spray bottles. Project Sudz is doing their part to keep plastics out of our oceans and landfills, and to make natural, sustainable pet products an easy choice for all pet parents. 

Episode Recap:

  • Project Sudz started from Janine’s struggle to find products for her itchy pitbull (1:55)
  • So many of the products we use day-to-day can irritate our dogs (5:01)
  • Janine noticed a huge difference when adding apple cider vinegar to soap (13:30)
  • Apple cider vinegar heals skin issues by killing bad bacteria and leaving good bacteria (17:02)
  • Apple cider vinegar can combat the effects of hard water on hair and fur (19:06)
  • How Project Sudz makes and packages their products (20:04)
  • Be careful buying supplements on Amazon, especially hemp-based products (26:48)
  • What to look for when buying a pet product (29:41)
  • Apple cider vinegar can help with yeast infections and overgrowth (35:35)
  • Use apple cider vinegar as a natural alternative to toxic flea and tick treatments (36:16)

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About Angela Ardolino 

Angela Ardolino Angela Ardolino is a holistic pet expert who has been caring for animals for over 20 years. Angela owns and operates Fire Flake Farm, her animal rescue farm, as well as two locations of a natural pet salon and shop, Beautify the Beast. She’s also the founder of CBD Dog Health, which offers high quality, all-natural cannabis health and wellness products. As well as the founder of MycoDog, a sustainable mushroom tincture line designed for dogs.

To see Angela on her rescue farm today, surrounded by animals, is to truly see her in her element. Looking at this furry, joyful family you would never suspect that Angela and her pets were once full of aches, pains and anxiety. Angela is the mother to Odie (15-year-old mini-schnauzer), Nina (10-year-old Doberman), Jolene (9-year-old mutt), Maza (9-year-old mutt), Rhemi (10-year-old poodle), multiple ducks, roosters, chickens and geese, plus pigs Ellie and Penelope, Brenda the one-legged pigeon, and the many dogs that she fosters from time-to-time at Fire Flake Farm.

About Janine Ling 

Janine Ling, co-founder of Project Sudz, has spent over half of her life feeding her passion for animals in the pet industry.  It all began at the age of 16 when she accepted her first job at an independent pet store.  This experience led her to opening her own store in her early twenties.  To this date, she continues ownership and operation.

Janine dove head-first into pet care when she co-founded her first pet line with the main goal of helping her own itchy pitbull.  She did this by creating helpful products which did not contain the chemicals and detergents found in other commercial pet products.  She has since evolved her love of animals to incorporate care for the environment with a plastic-free, eco-friendly line.  The Project Sudz catalog includes products which are both ingredient focused and environmentally friendly to solve common pet problems like itchy dogs, fleas & ticks, skin issues, stomach issues and odor reduction. 

Project Sudz products are tested exclusively on humans- the pet shampoo bar is the only product Janine will use to wash her hair.  Janine extends her care for furry friends to care for those around her.  Project Sudz donates their soaps to local food pantries and organizations which provides essential products to those in need.