Tangled Mess needing tender loving care
I am new to the long hair breed. I adopted my gorgous Oliver from the humane society and found him pretty easy to keep up with so far. For some reason he enjoys splashing in the water dish which causes snarls in his beautiful long coat. I have always been able to gently comb out the snags but this time I am not sure what to do.
There is a spot on this left hind quarter that has gotten so snarled he won't let me touch it. He is a sweet heart of a little guy but will turn and gently bite me while he is purring to tell me it hurts. I even tried to gently snip out the chunk at the end with hopes of combing out piece by piece.
I am looking for suggestions for this problem. I am afraid if I don't get it taken care of in the next couple of days it is only going to become painful for him. I thought about shaving him but am deathly scared of hurting him. I thought about buying a detantling spray...anyone ever try that?
Thank you in advance for your advice!!
Deep in Tangles,