Is bokashi compost toxic to dogs?

FAQsCategory: bokashi composting questionsIs bokashi compost toxic to dogs?
Michelle Binnie asked 4 months ago

We had an old (1 year) bokashi bucket get mixed into the compost and I saw my dog eating it. Is bokashi compost toxic to dogs if they eat it?

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Nicki Casley Staff answered 4 months ago

Bokashi bran and the bokashi composting process is completely harmless to wildlife.

Animals are not (usually!) attracted to the fermented waste; though your dog obviously thought otherwise!

There could be a risk to dogs if you had put something toxic to dogs in the bokashi bucket (such as chocolate). The contents of a fermented bokashi bucket are very acidic. I’m not a dog expert, but I’m guessing it may not agree with your dogs digestive system (a bit like if you or I are a whole jar of pickles!!)

Obviously, if you notice any changes in your dog get it checked out. Better safe than sorry.

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