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Old 05-04-2008, 07:19 AM
 
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I need to get something to untangle the matted hair on my foster dog( OK, probably my dog). Can anyone recommend something that would be easier on him and me?

What about the shedding tool, I have seen in stores?
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:45 AM
 
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Good morning, I have used a horse detangler spray to comb out matts, careful, read the bottle not all horse products can be used on dogs. I have been told to use Pam spray also. A friend just was raving about the furminator pet tool, says they're pricey but worth every penny! I 've always use baby detangler and a comb. It just takes a lot of work.
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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I will recomed a brush as soon as you tell me about the dogs hair...long...med short straight... wavey... course....
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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I have the furminator actually 2 of them as thought kids lost my medium so went bought large for 48.00 unsure how would do with matts but if cut out matts groom with these may not hapopen again, and dogs love it.
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:25 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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IF the dog is badly matted then it should be stripped!!
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:17 PM
 
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Stripped?? What is that?
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Stripped?? What is that?
I'm guessing sheared like a sheep. When our Bichon's hair got long over the winter, sometimes the best way to take care of matts that went almost to the skin was to shear everything off and start over.
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Yes clipped Remember that the hair will grow back....
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:03 PM
 
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Discount Pet Supplies, Pet Supply, Online Pet Supplies Matt and tangel splitter under grooming tools.

And a good Slicker brush so the poor baby doesn't get matted in the first place.

Brush him as best as you can, give him a bath and use a good conditioner to help loosen the matts. Brush him out while you dry him and use the matt splitter for any that wont brush out.
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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Thanks everyone..

I got a dematting comb at the pet store and it seems to work pretty good, although I may have him sheered for the summer, if he stays with me. He let me comb him a little today. I didn't want to do it for too long.
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