Can I Compost Dog and Cat Waste?

There are some websites that will give you instructions on properly composting pet manure. Unless your pet is an herbivore, don’t do it. Carnivores and omnivores can have intestinal parasites that can make you sick. Not only do the parasites make you sick, but they can spread into other manures that you may be using as well. Disposing of pet waste should be done correctly. Waste removal services should be carried out in compliance with the law.

The primary concern with cat waste is a parasitic disease called toxoplasmosis. You get toxoplasmosis by handling cat waste. Always use gloves when handling cat faeces. Toxoplasmosis is normally asymptomatic in healthy adults, but can be devastating to a pregnancy and lead to severe problems or miscarriage. When someone with a weakened immune system contracts toxoplasmosis, they may experience flu-like symptoms.

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