A cat’s naturally oily skin in combination with hair being shed throughout the year inevitably causes matting regardless of coat length.
When a cat struggles with coat maintenance and general grooming, shed hair becomes trapped in its oily, greasy fur. As more hair sheds and accumulates, clumps of hair appear all over the body. These tangles become larger and fuse together forming a mat very close to the skin. Mats can restrict movement and leave bald sore patches on the skin causing great discomfort.
When matted, a cat cannot naturally groom themselves and require assistance. All knots and mats are removed in the most comfortable way and the oil and grease are cleared from the coat.
Regular ongoing professional grooming through a degreasing bath and blow dry will prevent reoccurrence of the situation.