Often when we brush a cat, we're forcing the brush through lots of mats and knots, which violently pulls on the cat's skin. It's no surprise that many cats hate to be brushed!
In contrast to a brush, SCAREDY CUT cuts through the mat, allowing you to untangle the knot. It's mat removal, pain-free!
Often the knottiest mats are tangled all the way down to the skin. Because this will take a bit of precision, the recommended tool of choice is a small grooming scissor (such as our Tiny Trim). Moving matted fur is often painful, so this method lets you detangle the mat without removing it.
Chop the mat down to a stump and then untangle it. Cutting the top off a mat, cutting it in half, and cutting into the mat will also help release it and break it up without removing it. Also, you can tug gently on the mat in opposing directions without moving it.
Soon you'll be able to run the SCAREDY CUT comb smoothly through the hair and continue grooming.
Before using SCAREDY CUT, let your cat accept your hands first and get comfortable with exposing their belly. In many cases, if it really bothers a cat when you touch a particular area, it may be best to leave that area ungroomed.
Dandruff or itchy skin is often due to having a long coat on a cat in warm weather, or potentially, fleas. In any case, shortening the coat usually does wonders for dandruff and itchy skin.
No grooming necessary! Short-haired cats groom themselves.