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Gag Me asked in PetsCats · 9 months ago

How do I get the mats out of my cats fur when brushing didn't work?

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    9 months ago
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    By using a comb, starting at the end of the knot and working towards the root and if you have allowed it to get very matted then it needs shaving and reguarly grooming to stop it happening again

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  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Never use a brush on a longhair cat. You should be using a small and medium toothed comb only. If the mats are too bad, then you may need to take the cat to a groomer this time to be shaved down. Then as the coat is growing in, COMB the cat daily to prevent mats from forming again.

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  • 9 months ago

    You should NEVER brush a cat's coat. Brushes do nothing to get to the loose undercoat hairs - which are the ones that shed. They also pull out and break the topcoat hairs.

    You should be using a COMB on this cat. But if it's already matted you will need to clip the mats out. Take your cat to a vet or a groomer experienced in cats. Why didn't you keep up with grooming the cat so it didn't get matted? If this is a longhaired cat you need to be combing the coat out completely at LEAST once a week. More if it has a thick coat like that of a Persian.

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  • 9 months ago

    Try a comb. If that doesn't work you can put the comb under the mat and cut right above the comb so you don't cut the skin. If you cant get a comb under the mats then you will need to use a clippers.

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  • k w
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    there's a brush glove they sell it on.......' as seen on tv '

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    you may have to use a scissor to cut them out

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  • 9 months ago

    Get a fur rake and use it gently because those mats are going to hurt.  Get a small pair of scissors and cut the mat perpendicular to the mats (not along the skin, and careful not to poke the cat) and gentle rake or pull out the matted parts.  If that doesn't accomplish the job, shave the mats.  

    • Wizard of ID9 months agoReport

      Those fur rakes are painful for the animal.  Like your mom yanking a brush through your hair to get tangles out.

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  • 9 months ago

    Don't brush the cat on the mat , ....take it outside on the yard and brush it .

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  • 9 months ago

    Deep cleaning.......

    • Wizard of ID9 months agoReport

      Nope.  Water makes dreads tangle worse.

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