How to get rid of matted cat fur?
If your favourite feline is experiencing mats in their cat fur, it’s important to avoid using things like brushes or sprays to get them out. Those work great on tangles, but mats are their own things.
The two safest ways to remove mats from cat fur are combing them out fully or using pet clippers to shave them out.
Why is my cat losing his fur?
There are a few reasons for cat fur loss that we’ll get into below.
First, it can stem from stress. A stressed-out cat can begin over-grooming in some spots, leading to bald patches and even skin sores. Think of this like people biting their nails. Cats are known to dislike change of any kind, so things like new furniture or moving to a new home can trigger obsessive grooming and eventually cat fur loss. You should do your best to remove any stressors as quickly as your can, as stress-induced activities can become habitual, leading to more cat fur loss.
If your pet has an underlying health condition, this could be the reason for the loss of cat fur. It is important to have regular check-ins and examinations with your holistic veterinarians to make sure everything is alright.
Pets who are prone to allergies can also suffer from cat fur loss. Certain allergies can cause skin itchiness, prompting your cat to overgroom certain areas of its cat coat. This will often lead to dry skin, thinning coat, bald patches, and additional skin irritations. Luckily, there is special cat food for allergies that you can purchase.
For cat allergies, we recommend low-glycemic, single-ingredient diets. At Bold by Nature, we’re proud to supply pet parents with raw food diets that consist of the most basic and essential ingredients. In our Bold by Nature Cat recipes, you’ll find nothing but meat, bone, and organs. Since allergies can affect other parts of your pet beyond just their cat coat, our raw diets are also great for cat digestive problems.