How to get rid of mats in cat fur?

I own three cats, two 14 year old sisters and a younger adult cat. I ve noticed that my older cats won t help the youngest groom her back near the base of her tail, which she can t reach. This leads to horrible mats, I don t want to cut them, because of bald spots, but I want to help my cat out with keeping her... show more I own three cats, two 14 year old sisters and a younger adult cat. I ve noticed that my older cats won t help the youngest groom her back near the base of her tail, which she can t reach.
This leads to horrible mats, I don t want to cut them, because of bald spots, but I want to help my cat out with keeping her fur clean and mat free.
7 answers 7