I've had Missy with me for about a year. When she came she had matted fur clumps on the bottom third of her back. For various reasons I did nothing about it then, but just recently I've started to cut chunks of it away with a pair of scissors.
I know that the ideal would be to get the vet to shave it, but without going into details, I don't want to do that.
She gets mildly alarmed at my touching the clumps, but seems to like them being gone, because, I think the brush can get to the areas below. (pur, pur, pur). A big part of the problem is that in parts the matted hair is close to the skin. I do have a hair cutter, but trying to use that would terrify her. (The noise)
When I started brushing her, I limited myself to her jaws, head and neck. Later when I started brushing her back she was a trifle concerned but now enjoys it.
I plan to continue to snip away when the oportunity arises with the hope that the hair will grow out normally in time.
Last edited by jusjim; 06-10-2011 at 08:51 PM.