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I have a question:If my dog eats nothing but vegetable scraps and egg shells, will its poo be considered a form of fertilizer?just wondering.
Good question Bea, I honestly don't know. From the little reading I've just done, opinion appears to be divided and I can't find info on dogs fed a vegetarian diet.
I suspect that, if you were to compost the dog crap to get rid of the high N content, it would turn out alright to use. I'd er on the side of caution though and at least compost it separately from the main compost heap/s and only use it on plants who's edible parts aren't likely to get contaminated (fruit trees for example) to break the pathogen cycle (should there be pathogens present). Treat it like human excrement perhaps just to be sure.
Just an opinion though, wouldn't necessarily quote me on what I've just said!
Thank you Sam White for your reply.
I certainly do think about the contamination. I thought about how cow manure is used and wondered how different the two situations would really be. But it is still odd since it's not something common to see dog poo as a possible source of compost. I mean, they crap all over the place, might as well make use of it. haha...kidding.
Thanks anyway for your input, it's a lot more than I could have thought about on my own!
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