As a cat owner, one of the most helpful grooming techniques to learn is how to get mats out of cat fur. It not only helps keep your cat looking cute but also help protect them from skin irritation coming from fleas and skin parasites.
Mats are clumps of hair that form when loose hair gets tangled onto the rest of your cat’s fur. Although matted cat fur is commonly found in long-hair cat breeds, short-haired cats can also develop mats in their coats.
The reason mats develop is that cats naturally shed their dead outer fur to make room for newer hair to grow. However, poor grooming, excessive stress, and health issues like allergies, bacterial infection, and ringworm can cause your cat to shed their fur more than average.
Shaving off your cat's fur is the most common--and most drastic--way how to get mats out of cat fur. The downside of this is that shaving can be quite painful since it's easy to nick their skin in the process, causing more harm than good.
In this post, I'll be teaching you how to remove mats from cat fur without having to shave your cat's coat thoroughly.