dog waste as fertilizer - Knowledgebase Question

mchenry, Il
Question by jjaxn
November 18, 2010
Should dog waste be used in the vegetable garden as fertilizer?


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Answer from NGA
November 18, 2010

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I'd avoid using dog waste in a vegetable garden. It can contain pathogens and round worms (or their eggs), which can infect humans. Instead of using it in a garden, I'd bury it in the ground. It will decompose over a few months.

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