Cats are in general neater pets than for example dogs but they still require “maintenance” from time to time. Long haired cat breeds have problems with their hair ending up in what are known as mats. These are tangled pieces of hair which end up sticked over time. If the problem isn’t dealt with in time it can cause a lot of discomfort to your pet, which is why we recommend that you take care of this problem before it’s not too late. Cat owners can deal with this problem in two way, either by using picks and brushes to remove them mats, slowly, or they can bring their pets to a groomer so that a professional takes a care of the problem.
If you decide to do it yourself, you need to make sure not to hurt your cat in the process of removing the mats. Use brushes with teeth that are spaced out a bit more so that they are basically like ice picks which pick away at the har mat until it comes clean off. You also need to hold the hair near the skin, at its base, behind the mat to prevent pain to the cat. Checkout this video for an actual demonstration from a professional pet stylist.
Even though you can groom your cat yourself, we recommend that you leave the grooming process to professionals if there’s an extensive problem with matting. Bring your little furry one to our shop. We have everything needed for grooming, and a lot of experience that can make the whole process seamless. Sometimes when people try to do grooming themselves it can end up with cat in pain, owner in scratches, cat that no longer trusts you, etc. We are here to help you out.