|05-30-2014 04:11 PM|
|05-30-2014 03:53 PM|
|Mikelia||He looks very handsome in the picture, but if his coat is as I imagine it I would try taking a high velocity dryer to him and try to blast some of the excess coat off best I can, then run over him with a slicker brush then line comb. You would probably get most of it off with the dryer making the brush out much easier.|
|05-30-2014 03:20 PM|
|gsdheeler||Have you used a Metro force dryer, it will get some of the dead stuff out of the way and may loosen the heavier coat. Not saying it's a cure all but a huge time saver.|
|05-30-2014 02:17 PM|
If the matts are really bad you can take your GSD into the vet and they will shave them off, I dog sit an Aussie that is a farm dog and he gets many matts. His owners usually call a vet to come and help remove them. The ones that aren't to bad just keep working at them.
You should be aware tho if your dog is out side all the time you should be grooming your GSD often to prevent matts.. Because if the mats become to close to the skin they will creat a sore on the skin that can become very painful for your dog. Also if your dog is having dandruff you should buy some special dog shampoo to help with that. If it's bad take your GSD to the vet.
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|05-30-2014 12:44 PM|
|BMWHillbilly||Mat splitter then line brush with an undercoat rake.|
|05-29-2014 05:10 PM|
|onyx'girl||corn starch will silken the matts...easier to detangle. I usually put Kacie in the tub and run water over her while I use a rake to get out her knots. But I do cut the matted areas that can't be groomed out(usually on her tummy area)|
|05-29-2014 04:26 PM|
|05-29-2014 02:16 PM|
|Shade||I'd PM Freestep if I were you and get her advice Poor thing, he's very handsome|
|05-29-2014 12:34 PM|
It's not the magical secret I was hoping existed, but at least I know I'm not putting him through this needlessly. It's going to take many days, a little at a time.
At least he's tolerating it, in short sessions. I'm trying not to over do it and be patient. I just have to remind myself these mats didn't happen in a day, and they won't be gone in one either.
|05-29-2014 12:43 AM|
|Cara Fusinato||Nope -- that's the way. Line combing -- meaning going back and forth like corn on the cob -- start at bottom go across pulling a bit down at a time and combing it through and then back and forth a bit at a time row after row (sort of).|
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