Dog Grooming Tip: Dealing With Hair Mats

Hi Folks,
  You will see several pet tips from time to time on my blog.
We are a household with 2 puppies, 1 senior dog, and a bird.

I love a sweet kitten and cat but we have sever cat allergies in our home. That is why my posts will primarily be about dogs.
Don’t think for a moment that I don’t like cats. Cats are some of my favorite people.
Some of my favorite childhood memories are when our cat would wait for my mother to walk into the room and jump at her legs. We laughed every time she yelled.

from Dr. Jon at
Hair Mats in Dogs
Removing hair mats is fraught with potential complications. Many mats are firmly attached to the skin, so you must be extremely careful not to cut the skin as you cut off the mat.
Many small mats can be removed with a thorough brushing. If mats remain, try to make the mat smaller by brushing the hair near the mat.
Once you are sure that the mat can only be removed by cutting the hair, then go for the scissors. Clippers are the safest and best way to remove matted hair.
Unfortunately, most people do not own clippers and must make do with scissors. Be very careful. For severely matted pets, it is easier and safer to see a groomer for professional help.


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