Matting of the fur?
by Karen Ferguson
My husband and I have recently inherited an 11 year old Coton, Isabelle Key to my Heart. That is her full name, but we normally call her Isabelle, but I like to call her Turtle, as she can procrastinate when it's something she doesn't want to do, like getting a bath or being combed.
She reluctantly accepts being bathed, and we do this every other week, but sometimes more often when she is soiled.
But she absolutely hates to be brushed or combed. She will let my husband comb her fur for a few minutes each evening, preferring he focuses on her back. She has matting on her paws, around her neck and on her chest, that she doesn't like him to work on.
When we first got her, we took her to a groomer who said we needed to shave her, as the matting was too far gone. We did so, and kept her in cute sweaters and coats when we Went out. It's six months later and her fur is Beautiful, but yup matted again.
How can we solve this? Any great Tools that make it easy to remove the matting without bothering the dog?
Any ideas you can share would be appreciated.