Composting Dog Manure - Knowledgebase Question

St. Louis, MO
Question by taniemeier
October 15, 1999
Can I add fresh dog manure to my compost bins?


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Answer from NGA
October 15, 1999

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No. Dog, cat and pet bird manure can contain parasites that can be transmitted to humans. Manure from barnyard animals such as cows, chickens, horses, rabbits, goats is okay.

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