How to Treat and Remove Matted Fur Clump From Your Cat or Dog

By | December 8, 2011

Shaggy – it happens to most dogs or cats from time to time. If you notice matted fur on your pet-it is very important to as quick as possible  remove  the disheveled hairs. It is not only ugly, but it can be very uncomfortable for your pet causes pinching and pulling on it. Of course this can only make it worse.

So what are the common causes for cat hair matting or clumpy furs on a dog?

There are several things that can cause matting, but the most common cause is the lack of care. If you do not your cat or dong for a sin, brushed, while on you. Your pet can not own it. He is totally dependent on care for him. If you can not do it regularly, please take your pet to a groomer regularly.

Fleas can also cause  hair mat. You can create a maze in your pets fur. Check and treat your pet regularly for fleas.

Some dogs and cats have two layers of fur which shed and need brushed off. This is a natural process, and it is important to the undercoat, if your pet is shedding brush.

The most important thing to remember when d-matting your pet is: patience. Wet your pet before you try to remove the mats can often make the mats worse. Removing mats from your dog or cat is not usually a quick process, so be patient. My youngest Yorkie matted up over 2 weeks after that I relaxed on care, and it took 3 weeks to remove the mats.

Here are the tools you need to remove mats from your dog or cat:

* A steel comb

* A waterproof brush

* A matt splitter

First, let your pet in a comfortable position to get … Kneel on the floor, sofa or wherever he is comfortable. If your pet is matted in several places, start  in the areas where  he or she likes to lay. Then do your best in the areas around the head. head.

Next start work on the mats with the steel comb. Be careful with the grain of the fur brush. Do not pull so hard that it hurts your pet. Just for an experiment, take a small piece of hair on the back of the head. Pull down, then pull it up. What hurts the most? Right? Remember, when you brush your pet, use the steel comb slowly to break up the lumps.

Try to pull the matted places apart in small sections with your hands. The mats can be removed easily if they are smaller, and this will reduce the amount of fur your pet loses. You may need to carefully cut into the mat with a pair of scissors to divide it. Apparently not too close to the skin. Cutting a pet is a pet miserable. An unfortunate pet is difficult to maintain.

If your pet will require care for many sessions to remove the mats, that’s okay. The end result will be rewarding for you and your pet. Take your time. Be patient. Help your dog or cat to remain calm and comfortable. If you are sitting watching TV or a movie, it would be a good time to work on the mats.

After all the mats are removed, then you can apply regular periods of care for your cat or dog. Keep the comb or brush in a visible place to remind you as a recommendation to brush your pet a few minutes per day, instead of fighting for hours to remove matted hairs. You will find these to be helpful tips on good pet grooming techniques.

Good luck!

By Christa McCourt from

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Kathy on January 15, 2012 at 6:06 am.

Good blogging!


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