The ABC's Of Matting

December 27, 2015

 

A dogs coat will become matted if dead hair is not removed with regular brushing and combing. Friction from collars, sweaters, and even movement of the body parts (such as under the armpits), can create matting. Existing mats will tighten if you bathe your dog or he goes outside in the snow or rain.​ If Your Dog Is Matted​If your dog needs to be dematted, we will use our best judgement to determine whether or not we can reasonably demat the pet comfortably and safely. If we decide the coat needs to be removed we will inform you. Our main concern is to not cause the dog pain - he/she dosen't care how they look, and the coat will grow back quickly.​ What To Expect After De-Matting​After the dematting process, wheather it be a total shavedown or not, you may see some of the following:- Sores/scabs that were hidden by the matts- Red, irratated skin (mats pull at the skin, cutting off the blood supply)- Fleas or ticks may be found- Your pet may be itchy or uncomfortable for several days. Rest assured, he will be far more comfortable when mats are removed after the initial discomfort subsides!​Regular grooming by a professional and brushing in between grooms at home, will keep your dog healthy, happy and fluffy!

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