Mats pull tightly on the pet’s skin, causing them constant discomfort and sometime suffering. But even more serious is the fact that air cannot circulate through the hair and skin, which lead to major skin irritations and infections. A proper pet grooming can maintain your pets healthy skin and prevent these problems.
As a highly trained professional, your pets groomer understands how serious matting is and what health consequences your pet can suffer as a result of the matting. She or he will evaluate the condition of your pet’s coat and recommend what is best for him.
The solution for mating, when a pet’s hair becomes severely matted, there is simply no way to remove it except to give the pet a very short haircut, often referred to as a ‘smoothie’. A smoothie groom is very time consuming, as the groomer must use extreme caution as she or he removes the tightly matted coat from your pet. You don’t just shave the hair off. It is much more involved. Your groomer uses specialized equipment to separate the matting from the pet’s skin. It is very difficult and delicate work releasing your pet from the hairy prison surrounding him.
Great care must be taken, as the matting is removed it may reveal skin conditions, parasites or even foreign objects imbedded in the pet’s hair. The skin can become unhealthy under matting, sometimes to the point that immediate medical attention is needed.
After the matting is removed your pet will feel different for awhile. After finally being free of the matting that has confined him for so long like a body cast or straight jacket he may feel itchy or his skin may have become irritated and sore from the matting.
Proper dog grooming is a must for the health of your best friend, it does much more than pamper your pet. Taking your dog to the groomer can reveal important health concerns that you previously unaware of.