Dog Poop – Don’t Compost

Q: Is there anything I can do with dog poop? My Dad told me NOT to put it in my compost, but I have heard other opinions.

A: Your Dad was right. Because dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years, they and their masters can catch similar diseases (zoonoses) or parasites. Dog excrement can transmit diseases, so it should be disposed of in a sanitary manner. My preference is double-bagging it and placing in the garbage.

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