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We have been putting the dog poop in the composte pile. Is this going to be bad for our composte or for our garden?

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It is recommended that dog and cat manure and litter not be added to compost piles because these materials may contain parasites or pathogens which are harmful to people.  These pathogens are not always killed by the heat of the compost pile.  Also, dog and cat manure may attract unwanted dogs and cats to the compost pile.  You can safely add horse, cow, and poultry manure to compost piles.
 
Shawn Olsen
Davis County Office
Utah State University Extension

Posted on 19 Mar 2008

Shawn Olsen
County Director, Agriculture Davis County

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