What is a good way to remove mats behind the ear of a very active Golden 1yr. old puppy?
on Jun 18th 2012
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There are matt combs that you can get. Walmart has them in the pet section. You can have someone hold your dog and then you can use the matt comb on the matt. Good Luck!
Kali answered on 6/18/12. Helpful? / 0
Try pulling the mat apart with your fingers. Split it down the middle first, then pull apart the chunks. Maggie used to get these, when her adult coat was just coming in. I'd wait until she's sleepy and start by just stroking her ears, then move up to the mats. A detangling spray might help too.
If she's so energetic you can't get her to sit still long enough, you may want to take her to a groomer. They have more skill and can do it quicker than most pet owners.
Maggie answered on 6/18/12. Helpful? / 0
There is a thing called a matt breaker that you can get at pet stores. It is a curved razor blades attached to a handle. If your dog is an active one this should do a trick. You can also use a pair of a scissors.
If your dog has mats, I recommend taking your dog to get him a shave down. However, if you can't or won't take him to get him a shave down, brush him 2-3 times a day with a mat brush. The FURminator is a great brush too.
Howard answered on 6/25/12. Helpful? / 0