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Managing Matted Fur

Matted fur on your dog can be a serious problem. Hamilton Dog Spaw is here to help with some facts about matted fur and what you can do about it.

What causes matting?

Matted fur on your dog is typically caused by environmental circumstances, most commonly by a lack of grooming. Fleas are another common cause as they cause the dog to scratch an infested area, tangling up the hairs and eventually forming into a matted mess. If your dog spends time in the water or gets wet and is not brushed both before and after they dry off the perfect conditions for matting to occur and can worsen existing matting severely.

Some medical conditions can cause matting as well, including dermal allergies, food allergies and canine skin diseases. If you suspect there is a medical cause to your pets matting please contact your vet as soon as possible. Untreated matting can also cause skin disease in your pet so tackling those matts is really important for the health of your dog.

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