Fur can become matted when a cat’s undercoat sheds (moults) and gets trapped under the top layer of fur. Poor Autumn was in a lot of discomfort but after a much-needed clipping treatment, she is on the road to recovery.
|Autumn before her clip – her whole body was a solid hard lump!|
|Starting to clip along Autumn’s back|
|The whole side of her coat coming away in a complete matt|
|One side removed|
|This picture really shows how trapped poor little Autumn was under the matts|
|The matted hair|
|With all this fur off, the tiny underweight cat is revealed underneath|
|The underside of all the pelt removed|
|The top of the removed pelt|
These pictures really stress the importance of grooming longhaired cats regularly. If you struggle to groom your cat, ask your vet for advice.
To find out more about cat care, read our Caring for your cat leaflet.