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I am writing today because in the past three months now my cat has been getting matted hair on his stomach and chest.  he is comb every day but the mattes on his stomach is very thick and I cant seem to get it out! I don't want to cut it because he cries and does everything he can to get away.  I don't want to hurt him but it seems to bother him just walking.  He is 18 years old and he is very scared of people and always has been so groomer is out of the question I think.. I am trying to make his life as easy as possible since he is so old now.  Please any help would be so helpful to us...

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Hi
once fur becomes very matted it is impossible to get out without professional clippers. the skin is very sensitive and it must be painful for your cat to have this matted fur. the only solution is to get a professional groomer or the vet to get rid of the matts the most gentlest way using professional tools then once it is done you can prevent it happening again my brushing those particular areas that are prone to matting every day.

It is kinder to your cat in the long run to get them taken out professionally now as it will cause him less distress now and in the future.

best wishes Kate

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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