Matted, knotted coats = difficult (even painful) to groom, often requiring sedation
In most cases matted coats will need to be clipped off at skin level because the clipper’s can’t move through the matts.
Check long coated pets daily and take to the cat or dog groomer BEFORE they get matted
If you have a long coated pet, you really need to check it and brush it daily (weekly at a minimum) to avoid the coat turning into dreadlocks and matts. If your pet gets wet or dirty it makes it even more important to brush and clean them regularly.
Don’t leave it too long: matted hair can result in hidden skin disease and discomfort, as well as being unsightly (check out this matted Shih-Tzu visiting the dog groomer for some urgent de-dreadlocking in the video below)
Matted Shih-tzu visits the dog groomer to remove 4kg of dreadlocks
For more info on Cairns cat & dog grooming and clipping please phone Cairns Vet Clinic on 07 40329999