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Anonymous asked in PetsCats · 1 decade ago

What is the best way to get rid of matted hair in Persian cats without cutting the matts out?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    we used to have a persian cat and he would get matts alot but if there too tight and too many of them u will have too cut them off but brushing him should get rid of them eventulley if u do it everyday and u have to keep brushing it everyday once or twice a day for a few minitues.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The best advice I can give you is, in the cat's current condition, let a professional pet groomer clean up your cat, then establish a regular grooming routine at home to keep the mats away. The groomer can cut the mats out and cut the hair short so it will be easier to handle. Then, you need to brush or comb your cat every day! I like combing because it gets down to the skin instead of just brushing the hair on top. You can pick the mats out, but it can be painful and your cat will NOT appreciate it so I'd definiltey call a groomer and see what they can do for you.

    Also, do NOT bathe your cat until you get the mats out. Wetting them will only cause the mats to get tighter and harder to get out. When the groomer cuts them out, they will use clippers not scissors to avoid cutting your cat's skin.

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  • 4 years ago

    Using a wide-toothed metal comb (usually used for dogs), start at the part of the mat farthest from the body & begin combing out the mat. As the fine hair comes away from the mat you will need to clean the hair from the teeth of the comb frequently. Work slowly closer to the body until the mat either comes apart or can be GENTLY pulled free of the undercoat. Matting (especially with Persians) occurs when the soft undercoat sheds with nowhere for the released hairs to escape to. The only way to keep a Persian mat free is DAILY grooming.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You can cut the mats in half (not cut off the whole thing, its too easy to get skin), then over the next 3 or 4 days comb or brush the rest out. Slowly but surely you can get rid of them, and then when they're gone be sure to keep kitty brushed every day.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    One way is to use a spritz or liquid conditioner for your cat(some require bathing some don't.)

    If that doesn't work, you really should cut them out because ***matted fur WILL cause serious health risks and skin sensitivity. ***

    To prevent the fur from getting matted again, use the conditioner every week and brush her every day.

    Then again, you can just keep her hair cut short so it will be less likely to knot.

    Source(s): Cat Owner, Studying Cat Specialist
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It really depends on how matted, shaving out is much safer than cutting it out with scissors, cats have such thin skin that brushing a matt out although doable would be severley painful.

    Source(s): former groomer
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  • 1 decade ago

    persian cats need to be groomed every day. this prevents matting of hair. i would just start brushing the cat every day.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Have you tried Johnson's Baby "No More Tangles" or conditioner?

    You just spray it on the matts and work it in and they should comb out. Your cat needs more frequent brushing.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You could give the cats a bath and use tangle free rinse. Use a big toothed comb. Good luck.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You should groom your cat at least every day so it wont get matts.

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