compost piles - Knowledgebase Question

Lehi, Ut
Question by bnerussell
October 16, 2009
Is dog poop ok to put into soil for a vegetable garden?

Answer from NGA
October 16, 2009


The general recommendation is to keep feces from meat eating animals out of veggie gardens - this caution is normally for pigs, not cows, because we do recommend using aged cow manure as a soil amendment. If your dogs only eat dry dog food, table scraps and cooked meat, you have nothing to worry about. If they eat raw meat, there may be harmful bacteria in the soil. Best wishes with your garden!

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