Question by Umie: In reference to cat grooming i ask what to do?
My white long haired cat seems to grow clumps of hair which i try to cut ,but is difficult to do,because it is matted so thickly .What is the cause of this clupping?The cat is 6yrs. I never had this problem before 6 months ago.She has no apparent other problem.
Answer by brittmorales1213
It is because your cat gets dirty and when it comes down to cleaning herself she probably cant reach the spot or dosent clean there. Matting like this is not uncommon on large cats because they can’t reach all the areas they need to in order to groom themselves. the important thing is to get rid of the matt because they are quite painful. You can use a man’s beard trimmer to do this, or go to Walmart or Kmart and visit the pet department and get a grooming clipper for about $ 15-$ 20. You are going to have to shave this area to remove all the matting. While you are at the store, you might look for a product called a Zoom Groom – I know they carry them at PetSmart and you can find them online. They have them for cats and dogs – the cat groomer is softer than the dogs. Run this through his coat every day – be prepared-even though you will probably get a TON of hair off of him with this….especially in the spring and the fall. It will also help distribute the natural oils in her coat so that he doesn’t get these terrible matts anymore. The bonus is that most cats LOVE the Zoom Groom once they get used to it as it has a great massaging feeling. (Just a note also – the cat ones are less than $ 10 – you’ll pay more for a dog Zoom Groom for some reason).You’ll probably notice a lot of dead dry skin when you shave the area. This is normal because of the matts, and should go away once you start grooming him. Even if you only do it a couple of times a week, that will help alot. The more often you do it, the more of a routine she will get into.
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