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I have some dry dog food I can't use (my puppy died a month ago :(  ) so I have a 50 lb and a partial bag still left. I'm thinking of using this as a fertilizer.
Has anyone tried this?
 
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Hi C

I can't help, but thanks for the post.  I have a couple hundred pound of old dog food.  I will be watching this thread
 
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So sorry to hear about your loss, my sympathies. I recently lost my dog and had a bunch of left over food too, it sucks.
I personally decided against composting the feed for fear of attracting mice, possums, raccoons etc.
Kicked around the idea of feeding it to the chickens as a treat, but it had chicken as an ingredient, so thought best not to go that route.
Ended up scattering it around the state forest, far from any houses.

Maybe donate it to someone who has pigs....?
 
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C Rogers wrote:I have some dry dog food I can't use (my puppy died a month ago :(  ) so I have a 50 lb and a partial bag still left. I'm thinking of using this as a fertilizer.
Has anyone tried this?



So sorry to hear about the passing of your puppy, C Rogers. :-(   Regarding what to do with the puppy food, another option is to donate it to the local animal shelter or pound. They typically are always looking for supplies - food, blankets, bowls, etc.
 
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Please donate it to a shelter. It’ll feed those poor pups better than the plants.
 
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If you can donate, please go ahead.

If not, yeah sure you can use it. I asked a similar question like a year ago, here is the thread: dog food as fertilizer . I probably should have posted pictures of how it ended, but long story short, yeah it works very well. Don't overkill though.
 
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