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Daddy-O – I think it's generally understood that dogs and cats carry pathogens that can be transmitted to humans. With that said, composting pet waste with worms should generally be considered safe under the following conditions:

1.) You use a separate bin for composting pet waste. (Do not put pet waste in your normal compost pile.)

2.) The worm castings produced from your pet waste bin are used only in flower gardens. They should not be used in the vegetable garden.

I have two dogs and have been using worms to compost their poo for a couple of years now. I love the way my bin works and I'm pretty sure it's healthier than having pet poo all over my yard!