To avoid pulling the skin look for knots on your cats fur and gently detangle it with your fingers and then with a mat comb for cats. Regular brushing is recommended for your cats coat health and most knots and mats can be removed this way.
If you use a detangling spray only purchase a product made for cats.
Add a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice to two cups of water and use this remedy as a hair rinse which helps detangle and get rid of hair knots. Your feline will likely find this routine a soothing experience. Your vet will also check your senior felines weight.
Hold the hair nearest your cats skin firmly but gently so that you dont hurt your cat. I have a long haired cat too and recently had the same problem and didnt want to get his knots shaved out. When these knots become so tight they will actually cause bleeding balding and infections.
Brushing out the tangles can be efficient depending on the type of mat in the fur. If the knot is too thick to get with a comb then electric trimmers like the kind used to cut mens hair are much safer than scissors. Rub the conditioner into the matted hair with the tips of your fingers.
Try to brush out the tangles. The conditioner softens the hair and creates a slippery surface making it easier to untangle. Be sure to get a firm grip on your cats fur closest to its skin at the matted area.
For Really Bad Mats. Before moving on to more specialized equipment you can try after using your fingers to brush out mats and knots with a regular cat brush or wide-toothed comb. Take your metal comb and using the wide-toothed side comb your cats fur until you get to the mat on your cats fur.
Owners should brush long-haired cats at least once a day and medium- to short-haired cats at least once every other day. Either because of the heat or because it is so long and tangled it is time to cut. Use a commercial hair conditioner made for cats.
The best method to avoid knotted cat fur is regular grooming. Long haired cats who have drier fur need to be brushed daily. I contacted a breeder for advice and they told me what to do – and it works.
A shaved cat will feel more good when its hair is removed. Saturate the matted hair with hair conditioner. Gently work your comb through the mat.
As others have said getting a lion clip for your cat every summer by a groomer is generally the longest-lasting solution. A cat with healthy and careful hair is a happy cat. Gently pull the mat up away from the skin so you can see where the skin is.
This not only removes the start of any tangles it also stimulates the oils in the cats skin making their fur shinier less dry and less prone to tangles. The main thing to remember is to use a high-quality brush designed for pet fur. If your cat has a single knot or the tangles are spread apart from one another you can use the scissors.
If you have a cat who has long hair and do not take the time to brush it you may end up with a cat who has knots and tangles that are tight to the skin. Start feeling the knot that you need to cut out to determine how far it is from the skin and calculate what youre going to do. Cutting your cats hair can be a relaxation therapy or on the contrary it can be a drama.
To rule out such issues visit the vet with your kitty to check for signs of a medical problem. Cutting a knot or tangle in a Persian cats coat. If the cat resists take a break and speak in a soothing voice petting the cat until it relaxes.