Everyday activities can cause small tangles in your pet’s coat. Left un-groomed, these tangles can turn into difficult-to-remove mats. Hair matting pulls on your dog’s skin, causing discomfort. Mats also prevent skin from breathing and can develop into painful hotspots. It’s good to remove hair mats from your pet as soon as you find them.
There are dog supplies for removing mats like brushes and combs. Do not try to pull them out by hand. Before you start, make sure your dog is calm because it might be uncomfortable if it is the first time. Try to get your dog lie down if you can. To begin removing a mat, first brush through your dog’s coat with a slicker to straighten the coat and remove loose or dead hair around the mat. Next, use a comb to try and break up the mat. This will help preserve as much of the hair as possible.
Finally, use a mat-removing tool to strip out the mat. Start at an outer edge and simply saw your way deeper into the mat. Pull away the tool at a 45-degree angle to the skin. The blades divide the mat and the blade angle helps cut through the matted hair. Be sure to reward your patient dog with a small treat and lots of praise when you’re finished.
Avoid using scissors because you may injure your dog. They can cut your dog’s skin or strain it. If you are able to use the sharp objects well, I suggest you taking your pet to the professional grooming center. This can keep your pet safe and healthy.
Good dog products are the first thing you need to consider. However, skills are also very important. Keep in mind, frequent brushing and combing help prevent mats from forming in the first place, so it’s good to establish a regular grooming routine with your pet.