Important: Dogs with coats that are significantly matted will
often need to be shaved in order to remove the coat.
Shaving can be a traumatic experience for a dog, as it involves
the blade cutting very close to the skin for lengthy periods.
In the interests of the dog, this procedure is therefore best undertaken by a vet.
Mattes … what mattes? My dog isn’t matted!
Many dog owners have absolutely no idea that their dog has any mattes
or the extent of the mattes. When we separate the top layer of fur that is
often brushed and combed out nicely, we then expose the matting underneath. Owners are often completely shocked at what they see before their eyes as they have simply concentrated on the bits of the dog that they can SEE.
Mattes or Knots?
The wet weather has made my dog matted!