Can I use dog food as worm food?

by Bill

Hi can you use dog food as worm food?

Comments for Can I use dog food as worm food?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

May 09, 2018
Re: Dog food
by: Stephan

Excellent way to make use of your excess puppy food. The worms should actually love it. Especially if it is wet food.

May 08, 2018
Dog Food
by: Anonymous

I am using the pellets now as we had puppy food which is very rich. Our then puppy got to the point where he could no longer eat the rich food and we moved him to adult. I still had 40 pounds of expensive puppy food to then throw out so I decided to use it with the worms. I add a handful every other week and so far I have had no problems!

Feb 19, 2018
Can I use dog food as worm food?
by: Stephan


you posted an interesting question. Now dog food can be divided in soft foods and hard foods (pellets). Generally speaking can the worms normally feed on anything that has ever been alive and is now in the process of decomposing. So dog food would make no difference unless it has some ingredients that would be harmful to a worm population.

Worms don't have teeth and therefore it is much easier for them to feed on soft materials than on hard ones. So if you would desire to feed your worms with hard dog pellets it would be advisable to soak them for a while in warm water before you add them to your worm bin to soften them up for the worms.

I am curious why you would want to feed dog food to your worms as they are usually quite happy with lots of plain waste products which are usually available free of charge!?

Kind regards

Stephan Kloppert

Author of: "How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget"

Editor of:

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions about worm composting.


How to make

$ -MONEY - $

with earthworms! 

The Book 

"How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget 

Order a printed copy from "Amazon"  for


or a digital version from the "Kindle" store at the SPECIAL PRICE of only


How worms recycle human manure

Disclaimer: The link to the worm farm is my affiliate link. Meaning, I will get a small commission at no extra cost to you, should you purchase the product through my affiliate link.

Recent Articles

  1. europian night crawler

    Aug 10, 18 03:37 AM


    Read More

  2. Earthworm farming

    Aug 08, 18 11:53 AM

    Earthworm farming is the implementation of different procedures that will assist to convert large volumes of organic waste materials, grow huge amounts of earthworms

    Read More

  3. Eisenia fetida supply

    Aug 08, 18 06:28 AM

    Hi there,Firstly, congratulations on your your book - it's really insightful! I was just wondering whether it is possible to obtain some Eisenia fetida

    Read More

Use worms

against climate change

Wurmzucht gegen den Klimawandel

Recycling food waste with earthworms

Recycling von Essensresten

Start a worm business without having to buy worms

My book below explains in detail how to make money with earthworms!

Find out what actual customers had to say about the book

Dealing with Maggots in a worm farm

Your Questions about worm composting?

Do you have any questions or suggestions about worm composting?

This is the place where you can interact with us and other worm composting friends!

[ ? ]

Here yu can upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]


Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

  •  submission guidelines.

(You can preview and edit on the next page)

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

I am Batuhan Gemci from Turkey. hereby through this email, I want to introduce our company.

Regenwürmer am leben halten. 
Einen schoenen guten Tag, Ich lebe in Thailand u. wuerde gerne gesammelte Regenwuermer (keine Kompostwuermer) als Fischkoeder verkaufen, da sie im Gegensatz …

Click here to write your own.