Matted Dog Info

Matted Pet Hair can be Serious

Mats pull tightly on the pet’s skin, causing them constant discompfort and sometimes suffering. But even more serious is the fact that air cannot circulate through the hair and skin, which can lead to major skin irritations and infections.

As a highly trained professional, your pets groomer/stylist understands how serious matting is and what health consequences your pet can suffer as the result of matting. He/she will evaluate the condition of your pet’s coat and recommend what is best for him/her.

The Solution…

When a pet’s hair becomes severely matted, there is simply no way to remove it except to give the pet a very short haircut, often referred to as a “smoothie”.

What is a “Smoothie”?

A smoothie groom is very time consuming, as the groomer must use extreme caution as he/she removes the tightly matted coat from your pet.You don’t just shave the hair off. It is much more involved. Your groomer uses specialized equipment to separate the matting from the pet’s skin. It is incredibly difficult and delicate work to release your pet, inch by inch, from the hairy prison surrounding him/her.

Great care must be taken. As the matting is removed, it may reveal skin conditions, parasites, or even foreign objects imbedded in the pet’s hair. The skin can become unhealthy under matting, sometimes to the point that immediate medical attention is needed.