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    My medium/long length haired cat has mats! I have had him since a kitten over three years and never has this happened before. But now I'm unsure how to get them out. They seem very close to his skin and his regular brush doesn't seem to be as effective as it usually is. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm to scared to cut them out and hoping to avoid that if I can.

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    call a groomer
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    i used to cut the matts in half then groom out the rest ... sometimes i had to cut them right out ... but since he had such long hair 4-5 inches long it was a tedious task thats for sure
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    do not try to cut them yourself could be dangerous, call a groomer they know exactly what they are doing

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    dont cut right down to the skin, just cut them little by little bit at time then you dont have to worry about going too deep.

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    If the matt is that close to the skin you will have to shave the cat under the matt do not use scissors the skin folds and you risk cutting a chunk off your cat. this is a dangerous job. first you risk cutting the cat. second, your cat will not enjoy it. They scratch, bite, claw, pee, poop and twist. You may end up injured or more traumatized than your cat. If you insist on doing it yourself buy a set of pet clippers and get the help of 1 or 2 friends that are brave enough to hold the cat down while you shave. Or call a groomer. not cheap but they know what they are doing and are prepared for almost everything.
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