How many times have you met someone’s dog that just looked like a big tangled mess? Or maybe he smelled terrible, felt greasy and you felt terrible for not wanting to touch him. This is common amongst owners who don’t understand the importance of keeping a pet dog well groomed. It goes far beyond just making a pooch look good, but it directly effects their health, safety and comfort.
You can keep your dog from getting the dreaded mat, or dangerously tangled hair simply by thoroughly brushing your dog’s coat with the proper tools. A mat occurs when loose hair, debris and skin dander all clump up together. It becomes hard, and pulls on the dog’s hair. It then grows and grows until it is either brushed our or removed. A dog with a neglected coat can become so terribly matted that he must be shaved down to the skin to save his life from his own hair.