Re(2): Dog feces in compost?

snipped-for-privacy@charter.net writes:

Probably, but it's how I feel.

No, I don't, as a matter of fact. Never did. It's one of many reasons why my yards have always been fenced as well as my own dogs having specific "potty places" for their bathrooms. And, no, friends' dogs are not welcome in my yard. It's relatively easy to teach a dog to use only one small part of the yard for its bathroom.
As for the parasites, that is also true for human feces which has been shown to be true from farms that have had people use the rows for toilets. Even though it's not usually discussed, that risk is even higher from food grown in certain countries; I know someone who will not buy food grown outside the U.S. and buys from out of state even very carefully because of that.

I didn't say I used it, and wouldn't use it for the very reason you mentioned. People put things like drain cleaners, etc., in their pipes, not to mention anti-freeze and other such things, though illegal, it's done. Also the hormones, etc., don't cook out; those have been shown to be a problem in certain waterways in this country from birth control pills, etc., which get into the systems through the toilets, quite an interesting article about that very thing last year. My point was that the sewage is well cooked which cannot be done by the home gardener, so that it's used is not a reason to cite that home-processed feces is safe for food gardens.
There's enough other sources of fertilizer in our country to not take chances. If one must use it, keep that stuff for the flower beds and use safer stuff for the food garden.
Glenna
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Not only that, but I find that the stuff that comes out of my three killed my grass off - along with their running feet and stratching up. Dog pee puts paid to grass pretty quickly IME. Which is why my lot now "go" on concrete where I can easily pick the poop up, bin it in the Shite Bin and hose the pee down the drain. And bleach, regular bleaching, else I fear the funk of pee would make yer eyes water.
Rachael
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