Brisbane de-Matting Services
Brushing your dog every few days can be a hassle and if you don’t brush regularly enough, you can be faced with one hairy situation: Matted Fur. Wondering what to do once you find these spots can be a tough situation, especially if your pooch is a long hair breed.
What is Matting and How Does It Occur?
While mostly a sight for sore eyes and a pain to deal with, the matting of the fur happens from a few basic reasons. The number one reason is due to long-haired dogs not being groomed regularly by their owners, and dogs with thick or long-haired coats rarely self-groom effectively.
Besides the lack of self-grooming or a busy owner, there are a few other causes that can attribute to your pooch to develop regular matting, things like dry climates or during winter, even static electricity can worsen the matting process. Another obvious factor can be the activity level of your long-haired pooch combined with a lack of regular grooming or brushing.
Every time your dog runs around, rolls on the carpet or the grass or just moves in general, the individual hairs rub together and unless regularly brushed apart again, the matting process is bound to happen. Your brushing routine and frequency is dependent on a few things, for example, the length of the coat and what type of coat your dog has? (i.e. straight, curly, fluffy etc.) mixed with the activity level of your pet.
Another factor to keep in mind is that the non-shedding breeds with longer hair like a poodle or a poodle mix (labradoodle, groodle etc.) or any breed with a thick undercoat are at a much higher risk and will undoubtedly require a higher standard of grooming compared to other breeds
Catch It Before It’s Too Late!
Generally, the side effect of some mild matting is nothing to worry about, although a cosmetic nightmare in most cases it won’t cause any harm. However, when faced with severe matting this can cause extreme discomfort and even cause tearing of the skin or limit the movement of some limbs. Matting can reveal underlying issues as well such as fleas and ticks as the matting provides a safe environment for such parasites.
Your pooches’ tangled hair can be taken care of by a simple brushing routine, however, mat’s cannot be brushed out and will require a more aggressive approach like deMatting. Our experienced mobile dog grooming team has come across many matted dogs at all different stages and have sound knowledge for the best course of action for your specific pooch. We have a range of tools to help assist in the deMatting process and can sometimes avoid a shave back to the skin.
It’s important as dog owners to understand the importance of a consistent, long term grooming schedule specific to your dog. A great grooming schedule will prevent almost all potential problems that can arise during your pups life and save hefty bills down the track. Our great staff has an enormous amount of experience to draw on when it comes to dog grooming and deMatting, don’t be shy to give us a call so we can discuss the best course of action specific to your beloved pooch.