What are fur mats?

Fur mats are tangled clumps of hair on a dog’s coat. Matted hair can occur in many parts of the body, such as the arms, tummy, ears, and legs.

Although it’s more common for long-haired dogs to have matted hair, it can also occur canines with short and medium fur.

Matted hair can not only cause discomfort to your pup but also can cause skin irritation and are a breeding ground for parasites and fleas. Fur mats can be prevented by regular grooming, brushing, and trimming of the coat.