Why are mats bad?
Mats hurt!! When mats are allowed to develop in a coat, the fur begins to twist and pull at the skin hurting your pet. Think of it as having a tight elastic band in your hair and everywhere you turn, another strand of hair pinches your skin. This pulling can cause blood circulation problems in the skin and can be painful and uncomfortable for your pet. The skin under the matted hair can become damaged from the lack of air and blood circulation. Moisture (from rain, snow, bathing, etc.) becomes trapped, and combined with your pet’s warm body temperature, becomes a perfect breeding ground for bacterial growth. This can lead to painful hot spots and vet bills.