conditioner help comb out matted hair on dog?
i have a puppy schnauzer who we havent cut yet, but her hair has become matted. will conditioner help us to attempt to comb it out? a speedy answer would be appreciated. thanks.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Yes, comb or brush her with the hair conditioner in. When you have get rid of the matts, rinse it out.
- jrbw01Lv 51 decade ago
Yes conditioner will help. When combing, take small sections and start combing from the ends of the hair instead of next to the skin. Get a little out at a time.
- bluebonnetgrannyLv 71 decade ago
A conditioner would help if it is just tangled but matts are a different story. Take her to a groomer & get her shaved all the way down to get rid of the mats & start brushing her every day. EVERY DAY. No if's, no ands & not but's. This is a must on all dogs that need to be groomed.
If you keep her short you can get away with only taking her to a groomer every 10 weeks or so. But if you have the Schnauzer clip you will need to take her in every 4 to 6 weeks to keep the coat looking nice.
- How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
- 1 decade ago
It's worth a shot, but if the matting is too bad, you will have to take her to get groomed.
Give her a regular bath and let her hair soak a bit with conditioner before rinsing it out. You might also want to spray in some leave-in conditioner before attempting to comb it out. Be careful. It may be painful for your pup.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Have the canines thoroughly shaved down and initiate over. initiate brushing the canines on a daily basis for not greater then 5 minutes at a time. positioned him up on a table or the suited of your washer. do no longer attempt and brush the canines on your lap or on the floor. Introduce the canines to the grooming technique making use of treats, compliment, and endurance. Get after the canines could he attempt to chew. he's biting because of the fact he has in no way been brushed plenty. whilst he's disheveled brushing hurts. He has additionally discovered that he gets his way whilst he tries to chew given which you maximum probably supply up brushing him. do no longer enable the canines down till he's calm. think approximately to discover a groomer which will show you the right use of grooming kit. you are able to comb greater and bathe much less. do on no account bathe a disheveled canines. Doing so motives the mats to chop back up making the comb out very almost impossible and intensely painful. those canines very almost require a entire shave down.
- OhIDoDoILv 51 decade ago
Yes definetely try the conditioner... it'll be much easier on the dog than trying to get matts out without.
you can also try cutting the mats in half along the same way the hair is, and progressively tearing them sideways (not ripping them away from your dog, tearing them up so they're still attached). depending on how close the mat is to the skin you might be able to get it loose enough to comb out.
you might have to get her shaved if the mats are too tight/close to the skin.
- ztccaLv 41 decade ago
She's still a baby, if you pull to much on her coat at this age (even if you have a good conditioner) she might develop a fear of grooming and you'll have a very hard time in the future. Get her shaved down, start over, and this time, do daily brushing with treats.
- 1 decade ago
It might,but it may cause some pain,which will make the pup fear combing.Why not just take her to a groomer and get her shaved and then start over and keep her tangle -free-by combing her every day? That way,she will look forward to being groomed and you won't have to contend with the mats.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
i bought a lhasa apso that had lots of big mats in her fur.i clipped off the areas where the mats were too tight to cut with scissors,i then shampooed and conditioned her fur and brushed her twice a day,she was then completely mat free.the conditioner obviously improves the coat condition making it much easier to keep in good condition.good luck