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I use the same undercoat rake I use everywhere else, and it works fine. If there are persistent little tangles, I'll sometimes just cut them out.
 

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Originally Posted By: BrennasMomBe VERY careful cutting mats out. I've seen many cases of owners leaving holes in their dogs and cats by using scissors to remove mats.

If you can't hold your fingers between the mat and skin, you'll have to use clippers.
Yeah, one of my cats doesn't do a great job of grooming herself, and she's so squirmy that *I* have a hard time grooming her too, so she often has mats, usually on her belly or in her pits. If they're too close to the skin I wait until the hair grows out long enough that I can pinch enough hair between the skin and the mat that I can safely cut it out. It's especially hard with cats because they have such loose, thin skin.

She would totally freak out if I tried to use clippers on her, but they will do it at the vet's if she has any mats when I take her in for something else. Takes several people though!
 
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