What do I do if my dogs hair is matted?
If the mat isn’t too big or tight, the best way to tackle it is to gently work it apart with your fingers, then comb out the smaller tangles with a brush or metal comb. Using an oil-based detangling spray will help to comb through the fur.
Can matted hair kill a dog?
If the infection gets into your dog’s bloodstream, it could be fatal. Insects and pathogens multiply under the mats where you cannot see them, so you wouldn’t know just how bad it is until the mats are removed. Mats cause severe pain in dogs when they begin to pull up on the skin and tighten around tails and limbs.
Is matted hair painful for dogs?
Severe matting can be extremely painful to your dog during brushing. Brushing only causes live hairs to be pulled out of the skin with excruciating pain. Even mild matting can cause your pet a great deal of pain. Matting can cut off blood supply to extremities, and deny regular air circulation.
How do I know if my dogs matted?
After you‘ve finished line brushing, check for mats with a metal comb. Begin at the base of the hair, directly against the skin. If your comb doesn’t glide effortlessly through the coat, there are still tangles.
Can you save matted hair?
Does it have to be cut out? No, matted hair can be successfully detangled without cutting the hair. It takes patience, work, and the right tools, but it can be accomplished and end up saving your strands and your nerves from being shot.