organic compost - Knowledgebase Question

shreveport, la
Question by incwheat
June 14, 2007
can i use dog or cat manure as compost just like horse or cow manure


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Answer from NGA
June 14, 2007

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Ted,

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

Using pet manure is generally discouraged due to public health concerns and certain diseases such as toxoplasmosis from cat manure which can affect a pregnant woman's baby.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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