Fur mats are portions of a cat’s fur that have knotted and tangled to such an extent that the cat can’t detangle it on its own. Mats are small at first, but they get larger in size if they are not dealt with.
Some cats have fine fur, which tangles very easily. This may be specific to the individual, more so than the breed. If this is the case, then a strict grooming schedule will keep the mats at bay.
Mats are also damaging for a cat’s skin because the mat prevents the skin from breathing properly. With little ventilation to the area under the mat, local inflammation occurs.
Building a solid grooming routine is very important for long-haired cats and removing mats is a big part of that. The tools you use make a lot of difference in the process. Swipe up to find out the best brushes and combs to use.
It’s good to establish brushing habits as early as possible in a kitty’s life before it gets harder for them to become accustomed to it.
Having the right tools can make all the difference in dealing with matted cat hair and keeping your kitty calm, one of the most important tools being the type of brush. Tap the link below for Ragdoll brushes.