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Old 10-13-2006, 03:43 PM
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Dog poo, good or bad

I have a black lab that probably poops out atleast a pound poo a day. I know that dog pee is bad because of the high amounts of nitrogen in it, but what about dog poo? Can it be used like cow manure or is it unhealthy for plants?
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Old 10-13-2006, 03:59 PM
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I have a black lab that probably poops out atleast a pound poo a day. I know that dog pee is bad because of the high amounts of nitrogen in it, but what about dog poo? Can it be used like cow manure or is it unhealthy for plants?

I wouldn't use ANY carnivore waste in compost. There are all kinds of nasty critters in it and they are not easily eliminated by common composting. They don't even have to be ingested by eating. Pregnant women are told not to clean cat litter boxes because these hazards may be ingested through the air.
Also, there are lots of heavy metals in carnivore waste and the roots of plants will pick up those. Washing the produce simply will not eliminate them either.
All in all, carnivore waste does not make good compost or fertilizer.
Also, I am told that dogs are so efficient at extracting the nutrients from their food that the nutritional value of their doo is very low.
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Old 10-13-2006, 05:13 PM
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thanks for the info.
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