Everybody poops. Everybody, and that includes Fido. The difference between Fido and you is that Fido may, and probably does, think it’s perfectly okay to defecate in the garden. Given that pets have a natural disregard for the sanctity of your tomatoes, how do you go about sanitizing garden soil? If there are pet feces in the garden, is disinfecting contaminated soil even necessary? After all, many gardeners add manure to the soil, so what is different about dog poop in soil? Cat or Dog Poop in Soil Yes, many gardeners amend their soil with nutrient rich manure, but the difference between putting pet feces in the garden and spreading some steer manure is huge. Manures used in gardens are either treated so they are pathogen free (sterile) or have been composted and heated to kill off any pathogens. Also, most people don’t (or shouldn’t) use fresh animal feces in
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