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Old 05-19-2012, 01:40 AM
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This is why I use the thinning shears to get rid of all that fluffy stuff on the ears...
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:33 AM
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I use the toothed comb and the furminator behind the ears. prevents those matt puppies from starting.... sometimes the matts result from an ear infection (liquid from ear hardening on fur), so it's a good idea to look closely into and sniff the affected ear.
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Dory is matted behind the ears, under the front arms and on her butt cheeks. I comb all the time but they still matt. Her poor rear looks hideous as I have to trim off the matts but she loves playing with the Golden puppy and they really mess up her hair!!
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Lola gets it behind both ears also. I carefully cut them out.
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I also find it's easier to trim the hair behind the ears to prevent it from matting in the first place. Samantha gets mats there, Mulligan does not. Generally it happens very quickly after a play session (when he slobbers on her ears). I personally think it's just easier to prevent it to begin with. If it does happen, I carefully cut it out.
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Baby talcum powder helps comb out the knots. A little dusting over the knot softens the hair and makes it silky enough to comb right out.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:59 PM
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bad mats we now shave off using mustache attachment on DHs electric razor--really, it works great
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Bear used to get really bad ear mats. I cut them out. What I did was take a very fine comb and place it between the skin and the mat. That way when I cut, I used the comb as a guard to make sure I didn't cut her skin.
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I comb it and use thinning shears to thin it out. Have never had any matting.
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Both of our boys had mats behind the ears--you have to be so careful if you're going to cut them out. Fozzie always had them in his rear end hair, no matter how much I brushed him.
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