Q: how to detangle matted hair on dog
snoball is a cross breed small dog with under coat--and its bad around the neck - i've tried conditioner--long tooth combs--need help
Sep 04, 2008
I'm a professional groomer in South Dakota. I've seen countless dogs with the same problem as yours. I use what's called a Rake brush to get the loose undercoat out first and then a metal comb or Slicker Brush to get through the rest. Depending on the dog, it can be time consuming to brush them out, but a small session everyday usually helps. Also, if some of the hair is tightly matted together I use a Matt Comb witch has slightly sharpened edges to cut through the matt. It makes removing them much easier. The good news is that all of these tools can be found at local pet supply stores like PetSmart and Petco.
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Sep 05, 2008
It definitely depends on how bad the matting is, but I find a little baby powder and a fine tooth comb, such as a flea comb, helps break up the mats. Also, consider using a rolled nylon or rolled leather collar (you can get these at Petco) if you don't already. These collars help prevent matting more so than the flat collars.
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