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Q: how would i remove matts out of my maine coon cat

October 16, 2009 | By Jeanette2562 | 7 answers | Expired: 1736 days ago

Jeanette2562

she is 5 years old and has thick matts on her back i have tried useing the cat rake but that just seems to make her upset is there any thing i can use on her to help loosen the matts up some hi again i have been cutting them out as close to her skin as possable and then brushing i do a lil bit at a time so far so good ty for all your help

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Gail S.
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Oct 17, 2009

I cut out the matted areas on my cat and then brush her. She has long hair so you usually can't see the areas that I have cut. I found that trying to brush out those areas became very painful to the cat and I didn't seem to be making any progress on the knotted areas. Good luck!

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Kelly
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Oct 17, 2009

Sprinkle a little cornstarch on & around the mat & work it in. Then make a cut in the mat with blunt ended scissors. Keep the scissors perpendicular to the body so the bottom blade slides along the skin as you slide the blade into the mat to make the cut. Make a couple of cuts like this. You should then be able to work the mat out with your fingers or with a flea comb. If you decide to just cut the mats out, slide a fine toothed comb between the mat & the skin before cutting to avoid accidentally cutting the skin. Also, its best to get a groomer to remove mats that are tightly matted against the skin. Remove the mats before bathing your cat. Once you get all the mats removed, daily brushing will help prevent them. An undercoat rake, a slicker brush, the Furminator, or the FurBuster are good products for long-haired cats. You have to brush down to the skin though to get to the undercoat & prevent mats.

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Olivia T.
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Oct 17, 2009

you should try taking her to groomers or vets they might be avail to do some thing about it.

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