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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Percy keeps getting knots/mats in his fur. They're very tough,so I've been pulling them out. When I combed him this morning,I noticed his coat's kinda dry and stiff.

Come to think of it,I'm having a bad hair day,too!

btw,pulling doesn't hurt Percy.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 03:12 PM
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Re: cats,mats

How does his breathing sound? Dry, stiff coat could mean mucusy saliva, an early sign of chest congestion.

Not trying to be an alarmist, just "better safe than sorry".
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Re: cats,mats

Rough, dry hair coat is not a normal thing and could mean he is sick, stressed, needs a dietary improvement, and many other things. If he's acting 'off' it might be time to see a vet.

Or maybe it's this dry winter! It's been doing awful work on my own poor hair! (Can you say split ends?!)
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