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Old 02-12-2013, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi again

Lately, my fluffs started to play in a very inconvenient way, well for me. They chase each other and grab their tails, it looks very cute but this causes their tails to matt, a lot. I spend the entire weekend combing their tails and left them matt free... But now they're full of matts again!! And Im not talking bout a little matt, but huuuge one, more like a "rasta" (you know, like rastafaris?)

I've comb khadi's tail, took me over an hour, its ok now but I know tomorrow will be all full of matts again and plus I have to "de-matt" four more tails.

I was wondering, does this happens to you? Is it ok if I make a little piggy tail on the tail? How does people who show their dogs keep the tails and hair matt-free?

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Old 02-12-2013, 10:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've just rediscovered a product that I used to use years ago on my first Maltese. I found it in the back of a cabinet the other day, started trying it on Ivy last week, and am thrilled with the results! I don't know how I could have forgotten about it! It really helps prevent mats from forming in the first place and is wonderful for helping existing mats just slip apart and comb out easily. It also leaves the coat feeling lovely and silky, not oily or greasy. I believe it was my doggie groomer who first told me about it years ago.

It is called "De Mat Spray". Here is the link to it on Amazon:

Amazon.com: Kelco DeMat Dog Grooming Spray Seals~Protects Coat 12oz: Pet Supplies
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Preston tugs and chases his own tail so he gets giant mats in his tail. The mats on his tail aren't tight though so they only take a minute to get out. But yes, he gets GIANT mats on his tail!
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi .. i've been de matting my dogs all week ,like you i have a few maltese who love to play to de matt tails i have a tiny dematting comb i delute some conditioner 1 part to 10 parts warm water place this in a spray bottle shake untill it desolves, then spray on to the matt , comb and break up the matt as a go along untill .. i hope this helps .
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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There are a number of us on SM that use Kinky Kurly Knot Today that can be found in Target and that seems to work very well with mats. You might want to try that as well.
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Ok thanks. Will try everything!! They're deiving me nuts! Hahahaha

I really hope those products can be shipped to my country

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