How to Detangle Matted Dog Hair


Some dogs such as the Bichon Frise, Cocker, Poodle, Spaniel, and any dog with a long heavy coat and who is also a heavy shredder.

If you have a playful dog, removing mats may pose a challenge to you as a pet parent. Owning a sensitive dog will not appreciate your efforts to detangle her coat unless your dog associates grooming with a pleasant activity. Mats are controllable by using the right tools.

Tools and Products for use

You have a choice of brushes, clippers, combs, or any suitable shampoo to loosen the mat. Your brush should have soft bristles with varying densities depending on the dog’s breed and size.

Bring all Your Tools

To wage war on the mats and tangles, make sure you have the right tools. You nearest pet supply shop in addition to the tools already mentioned, you must have a clippers, dematting tool and mat splitter to make your work easier.

Get the Best Shampoo

The detangling process can only be easy if you use the best shampoos and related products that loosen the fur. Get a product or a conditioner that you will use to clean the dog after dealing with the tangles.

Locate the Mats and Tangles

Use an appropriate brush for your dog to find the mats and tangles. Mats are found below the ear lobes, the neckline, on the belly side and some run along the hind legs.

Use the Detangler

Detangle and demate your pet by applying shampoo and a conditioner in areas where the coat had mats or tangled. Rub these products into the coat for effective penetration into the affected areas.

Use Your Fingers

Look for the most stubborn tangles and carefully release them one at a time. It may not be something you fancy doing, but your dog will be happy after the entire process. If it proves impossible to separate the mat, cut through the mat in the same direction as the hair grows.

Use the Brush

Using a thicker brush at this stage will finish the process. Gently brush the tangles as you separate them from the rest. When dealing with mats brush in the direction the hair grows. Add more shampoo and conditioner as necessary.

Time to Bathe the Dog

Once the detangling and matting are all gone, it is time to bath your dog. Do not wet the dog if some mats are still visible, doing so will tighten the mats and make it hard to get out. Bathe your pet using a shampoo and conditioner, as this will prevent mats and tangles from developing.

Keep Your Pet Free of Mats and Tangles

Pet parents love their animal friends and will do anything to keep mats and tangles away. By investing in the best detangler and conditioner will help prevent the formation of mats and tangles from bothering your animal.


Helping your dog get rid of mats and tangles is a recommendation for health purposes. It also enhances the pet’s appearance. If you neglect your dog’s fur or hair, the pet will be showing some irritation that may lead to sores. Maintaining a short length of hair prevents the formation of mats and tangles.

Now that you have the right grooming tools, you know the procedures. Handle the dog with care while removing mats and tangles. Your dog will forever remain happy because of the effort you are making.