|Purred: Wed Jun 3, '09 3:48am PST |
|LH show cats, "cannot", get mats, we cannot cut or clip them out, so the
key is, to prevent them.
Do not use brushes, they are usless with a LH cat, you need a metal comb,
which you can get at Petsmart. Different coats, need different width
teeth. Start with the different size plastic combs you can get at the dollor
store, to see which one works best for your cat, then get the metal comb.
Not familiar with the "greyhound" comb, but it sounds like what I use
also. Bumpurr's coat requires one type of comb, and the kittens use
Comb every day, and especially the areas where mats are likely to form,
like under their arms, between their back legs, and the bushy part of their
Mats form, because the coat is greasy and/or the cat is not grooming
himself properly. A greasy coat is usually caused by diet, and an
overweight cat does not properly groom himself.
Show cats get more baths, than the average pet cat, which also helps.
If the fur is greasy, look at what the cat is being fed.
If the cat is overweight, the cat needs to lose weight, with the help of
a vet. This must be done properly, as an overweight cat cannot lose to
much weigh, to fast, or they can develope liver issues.
Once you get the mats out, the key is to prevent them from coming back,
you just have to figure out, why they are forming, what is the cat being
fed, and/or is the cat overweight.
What breed is the cat? What type fur does the cat have?
Not sure if the cat we are talking about, is the cat in the picture, or