Safe Ways to Remove Mats from Your Cat

Removing hair mats is fraught with potential complications. Many mats are firmly attached to the skin, so you must be extremely careful not to cut the skin as you cut off the mat.

Begin by brushing and combing as much as possible. Many small mats can be removed with a thorough brushing. If mats remain, try to make the mat smaller by brushing the hair near the mat. Once you are sure that the mat can only be removed by cutting the hair, then go for the scissors.

Clippers are safest and best way to remove matted hair. Unfortunately, most people do not own clippers and must make do with scissors. Be very careful.

Begin by isolating the mat.

Comb Method

Scissor Debulking Method

Scissor Removal Method

The safest way to trim the mat with scissors is also the slowest and most tedious.

The best way to avoid cutting your pet’s hair is to frequently groom her and not allow the mats to form.