Can you cut off matted cat fur?
Only small areas should be worked on at a time, and only areas that you can fully see should be clipped. Cat matting can pull bits of skin up into the mat, hiding it from view and making it very easy to cut. In many cases, matting should only be removed by a professional cat groomer
Why is my cat’s fur suddenly matted?
So matting of the fur may be your first indicator that your pet is anemic, isn’t breathing well, has kidney failure, is diabetic, has heart disease or even cancer. It is your cat’s way of showing you he/she isn’t feeling well. Stress will also influence grooming habits.
How do you detangle matted cat hair?
Sprinkle a little cornstarch or talcum powder in the area of the mat, and gently work it around with your fingers. Gently pull the mat up away from the skin, so you can see where the skin is. If the cat resists, take a break and speak in a soothing voice, petting the cat until it relaxes.