My dog’s hair is knotted. Do I need to cut the hair short?

If the hair is allowed to knot or develop “matts”, it is unhealthy for the dog’s skin. It may be possible to “dematt” the coat, if it can be done without causing pain to the dog. Unfortunately, the process is often painful or can cause irritation to the dog’s skin. If your dog is matted, we will discuss with you what can be done.

Matted coats can cause a variety of skin and health problems. When your pet is extremely tangled, matted, or densely coated there are increased risks of stress, trauma, and/or injury. If possible, we will carefully de-mat your pet’s coat. If the coat is severely matted or we determine that de-matting would be in-humane for your pet, we will need to remove the coat with clippers.

Please feel free to discuss your pet’s needs and our de-matt policy with one of our pet stylists.