Safari De-matting Comb
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- Stainless steel
- Removes mats
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- Designed to easily remove mats and tangles from a variety of coat types
- Grooming and de-matting your dog is easy with our dog de-matting comb
- Suitable for use on breeds with medium to longhaired coats
- Especially helpful for coarse or long, matted coats
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The Safari Dog De-Matting Comb removes mats and tangles from your dog's coat. The stainless steel, serrated blades will comb out most tangles. The De-Matting Comb can be used on most medium to longhaired dogs. It is especially helpful on coarse or long, matted coats.
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I have two long hair Seal-Point Ragdoll Cats. They often get mats under their "armpits" and along their lower back where they can't reach very well to groom themselves. I brush them regularly, but the mats are deep, right against the skin and I would often miss preventing them until it was too late and then I would have to work with a comb to try and get them out. This usually took time and some tugging, which they both absolutely hated. They even got to the point that they would run when they saw me getting out the comb. I tried a couple different kinds, including the furminator (which was awful btw. It just tears/cuts their fur out). I saw this advertised and thought I could give it a try since it wasn't too expensive. OMG! It's amazing. The comb gets under the matted fur and the blades just glide through it, breaking the mat up. Both cats have no issues with brushing now. I usually start with this comb until I can get through the fur with no issues, then finish them off with another finer comb to get the rest of the loose hair. Highly recommend!
This comb is truly amazing. It won't do everything for you, though, and if you haven't brushed the tangles (not mats) out first, you will just end up ripping your dog's hair out. First, brush the dog with a normal slicker brush. I do all of these steps by area of the dog, by the way, so I'm not brushing the whole dog all at once, just one leg first, for example, then his head, then another leg. The first step gets out the superficial tangles. Second, comb the dog, in the direction of the hair, with the de-matting comb. Use a normal combing motion so as not to hurt the dog. Third, comb the dog using a rake comb (not a razored rake), also in the direction of the hair. This is also good between the toes. This gets out the tufts of mats that you just broke up with the razor comb and goes all the way to the skin to detangle everything. Finally, go back and brush the dog again with a normal slicker brush or with a comb on the face and ears. This picks up all of the loose hairs left behind by the razor comb that would just end up creating new tangles. You really don't need a hundred dollars worth of fancy french poodle brushes. You just need three cheap tools to get a great looking, happy, mat-free dog.
It's worth noting that there is no way to sharpen the blades because they are slightly serrated. But for nine dollars, I'm just going to buy a second one (I've had this one for 2 years).
I don't even know where those scissors are anymore! This de-matting comb is perfect for slicing through thick mats, even close to Zuzu's skin, with little or no pulling. I'm using this to shred and destroy the mats instead of the pin brush to pull them, and Zuzu and I are much happier for it. The pin brush is now reserved for parts of her coat that are not at all tangled—and for cleaning out the de-matting comb without shredding my fingers into bloody ribbons! The slicker is still useful for removing the mats once they're detached.
The technique takes a LITTLE getting used to, but it's fairly intuitive. In my case, I had to learn how to keep Zuzu from wanting to lick or bite at the comb, which would be horrible. The blades really are razor-sharp! Be sure to KEEP the little snap-on cover for storage whenever you're not using the comb. Grabbing it wrong (or someone else picking it up without knowing what it is) could be very dangerous. Also, I'm a righty, but I appreciate that the tool can be made to work just as well for a southpaw.
A thorough brushing and detangling now takes about 10 minutes each morning, 15 if we skip a day. That's better than the 15 to 20 minutes of pulling I used to put Zuzu through—and that yielded far inferior results. So glad we found this de-matting comb!