Cats can suffer from a wide variety of ailments, many of which we can’t prevent. However, matting isn’t one of those problems. Here’s why matting is such a problem for cats, and how to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Matting occurs when the hair becomes clumped together. The longer a mat is allowed to develop, the bigger it gets, and the more it pulls at the skin. The bigger the mat, the more uncomfortable it is. Some mats can be downright painful.
Fortunately, keeping matting under control is fairly easy, but it is time consuming. It involves brushing your cat at least once a day. Use a sturdy metal comb or an undercoat rake to make sure your brush is effective.
For professional help dealing with matting, call your Animal Hospital Moorpark CA for a list of groomers in the area.