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10th July 2008, 08:35 PM

lily keeps getting knots in her ears. even if i brush them every day i'm having to cut chunks out. the woman from the groomers said its when she scratting she tangles her fur with her paws. do you have this trouble? shes going to end up bald if i keep trimming them:eek:

10th July 2008, 09:35 PM
My boys' ears have never gotten too tangled, although Miles does get some small knots that I'm able to brush out...have you tried a detagling conditioner when you bathe her? You could also put a snood on her if there are certain times when she normally scratches...good luck! :flwr:

10th July 2008, 10:00 PM
Freckles was also having this problem, his hair is fine and rather dry on the ears. I used some Chris Christensen's Silk Spirits and finally bought a slicker brush and started using that daily on his ears and his mats every day are gone.

13th July 2008, 02:49 AM
Indy has very fine hair and gets knots constantly. Nothing gets them out, I've resorted to scissors. I also just cut out the rare few that Charlie gets. They have enough excess hair, you never even notice.

13th July 2008, 02:11 PM
someone suggested using the detangler spray like what you get for kids hair but not to sure? has anyone used this?


13th July 2008, 02:21 PM
Jasper in prone to knotty ears too. I've used the detangler spray on him, it's okay, try and get one with the least smell though.:)