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I have a 10 year old long haired white Balinese cat.  He is totally matted up and I have lost control over it.  I had him shaved less then a year ago and I am embarrassed to call my vet to do it again. Any suggestions?

Hi don't be embarrassed, these things happen, the most important thing is to help your cat at the moment who could be in a lot of pain. Matts pull at the skin and can cause sores.

Your vet will also be able to advise you on how to stop your cats fur from matting again.  A simple brush every day will do wonders. there are also plenty of products available that will make this job both simple and enjoyable for your cat.

Check out my site and my page about cat grooming for more information.

best wishes Kate  


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Kate Tilmouth


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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