I’ve always had domestic short-hairs and up until now have had few problems with matting. Recently I fostered and eventually of course became the proud slave to a long-haired girl.
After having the mats cleaned up professionally I bought a brush specifically for long-haired breeds and have been mostly religious about brushing her daily. She adores it so there is no problem about letting me brush as long as I can stand it. Clearly I am missing something because all the mats came back and brought friends. On the advice of my vet I am taking her to the groomer tomorrow and having her shaved (note that I am carefully avoiding the obvious jokes here).
So my question is how do I keep these mats from coming back or at least reduce the number of them. Any clues?
Obligatory link to picture of said cat. Sorry for the quality - I’ll get better ones after tomorrow’s procedure.