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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-14-2015, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Matted fur- how do I fix it?

Hello,
My 3 year old cat has a medium length coat. We do randomly brush her about once a week- which she loves. But apparently we have missed a spot.
I was petting her and found a matted (maybe an inch oval) area right behind her right front 'elbow.'
What can I do about this area? Does she need shaved or is there a way to un-mat it?
Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-14-2015, 07:52 PM
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If it's not too close to the skin, you can put a comb between her skin and the matt and clip it on the matt side.

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Also, if she is willing, you can work with it - starting at the "away from the skin" end. That's a normal place to get a mat, so be aware in future. Also under the ears I've found mats.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-15-2015, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Good to know that it is a normal spot. I will definitely keep an eye on the area.
I think I am going to try to work at it from the 'away from skin' end. She's a pretty easy going cat.
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My domestic medium hair will get a mat from time to time. I have a tiny pair of surgical scissors that I can cut a mat out with. Once you get the bulk of it the part next to the skin can be combed or worked out with your fingers.
I do this while my cat's head is buried in a can of wet food and she is oblivious to my 'operation.'
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