Got a cat with long fur, and it has matts on it down to the skin. Any easy way (on the cat at least) to get these out?
Yeah, I know. I slacked off a little, and it got away from me.I'm a little ashamed to admit I know this due to the feline owner's perception here on YB, but the best way to get them out is to not let them get there in the first place (weekly brushing). If he matts up real quick, and he is just one big mat that starts from the skin out, it could be a symptom of kidney(?) failure(I think). Otherwise, there are tools out there that will work with some effort, but the best way is to take him to the groomer and get him a lion cut a couple of times a year; you'll get a few laughs out of that also.