|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Fri Apr 12, '13 3:18pm PST |
|Jewel, I need to clarify your statement to cut into the matt towards the skin, because I am not sure I am understanding what you mean. NEVER, EVER, EVER cut toward the skin with ANY matt. Always push the point of your scissors THRU the matt about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch ABOVE the skin, then TURN the scissors so the blades are facing away from the skin and cut toward the tip ends of the matt.
I can't tell you how many dogs I've seen who needed stitches because the owner sliced down a matt toward the skin and ended up slicing the skin that was caught up in the matt, OR the dog moved as they were cutting.
Check with your local groomer for help with this type of matt removal. We will do them on a walk in basis here and usually charge under $20 to take off armpit AND behind the ear matts. It takes about 10 minutes max.