Why don't dogs get hairballs when cats do?

Dogs lick their fur too, so why don't they get hairballs?...
16 July 2021
Presented by Sally Le Page


A yellow labrador


Beth wrote in to ask "My dog is always licking her fur but never gets a hairball. Why don't dogs get hairballs?"

Sally Le Page spoke to three animal aficionados: Nick Sutton, Science Communications Advisor at The Kennel Club; Justine Shotton, Junior Vice President at the British Veterinary Association; and Ann Hohenhaus, Staff Doctor at NYC’s Animal Medical Center for the answer...


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