Cat Matted Fur: Tips and Tricks to Remove Cat Mats

Cat matted fur can be a real problem for cat owners and it can be difficult to keep mats at bay or get rid of them, especially if your cat is particularly sensitive to brushing or clipping.

Let’s dive into what hair mats are, how they come up, and why de-matting should be a priority for any cat-owner.

What Are Hair Mats?

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. 

What Causes Matted Hair in Cats?

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. 

Why Is Matted Hair Bad for Cats?

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. 

Removing the Mats

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.

Brushing Routines

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. 

Home Grooming Tools

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.

Natural Mat Loosening Treatments

If you’re at this point, you can use things like coconut oil, baby powder, or a few other substances to loosen up mats before getting out the brush.

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