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Q: how to detangle matted hair on dog

September 4, 2008 | By Maps1982 | 4 answers | Expired: 2232 days ago

Maps1982

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

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Killalla
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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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Marta J.
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Sep 04, 2008

Try a product called "The Stuff" you can get it online. It comes concentrated and you dilute it. You can spray in on a dry coat to help comb out mats or wet coat after a bath and leave it in. It really helps, and leaves the coat very silky.

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Kim M.
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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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