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Offline Rattilove

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hair knot help!
« on: March 20, 2012, 07:14:47 PM »
Hi all you guys! So i've been meaning to ask this question, but i forgot and im doing it today. my cat, gus, has a large knot. it is so large that if we cut it there will be a bald spot. don't worry, he came home with it a few days ago and my family has been wondering what to do. we give him grooms once every 2-3 weeks. should we let the groomers cut his knot or should (can) we do it ourselves? it doesn't seem to irritate him, but i don't want it to in the coming weeks. its spring, so would he get sick if we let him outside with the bald spot?
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Re: hair knot help!
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 08:09:29 PM »
Is the mat down to the skin or away from the skin? Mats on cats are easier to get out then mats on dogs, IMO. You can try combing it out and if that doesn't work, then you can always split the mat in half with shears (slice away from the skin), then brush it out. If this doesn't work then you can always shave it out...your cat will be fine. I am a groomer and sometimes when I get a cat in for a bath & brush and a mat or two are too bad to brush out, then I will just shave it out real quick (and it's hardly noticeable).

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Re: hair knot help!
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 06:19:14 AM »
the mats away from the skin. i think we'll try one of the things you suggested! thanks so much! :thumbsup2:
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