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    Default Darn those matts!

    They really sneak up on you don't they??? I'm pretty religious about brushing Mia, but the other night I discovered a big mat under both her ears and three in her rear-end feathers. Not surprised about those, because she's pretty wiggly when I brush her back there. Luckily, I found a matt brush at Petco that worked pretty well and she was a very patient girl while I worked on them for the better part of TWO HOURS! I finally had to cut the matts out of her hiney feathers--she's very sensitive back there...

    What do you guys use for matts?

    Needless to say, I'll be paying much closer attention when I brush her from now on...what a pain!
    Denise, Wrigley (Golden-5 Yrs.) and
    Mia Bella (Cavalier-2 Yrs.)

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    i use a product called silk spirits its a protein oil normally used on the coat i rub a little between my thumb and fingers then tease the knot out it work great its takes a few mins but so worth doing i don't like having to cut them out I am sure most of us don't either

    its made by Chris Christenson
    Cavaliers are like chocolate the more you see the more you want

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    i use a product called silk spirits
    Inca - where do you get this from it sounds like just the thing i've been looking for!
    THERESA
    MUMMY OF BELLE - TRI COLOUR

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    My poor babies have such uneven hair on their ears from all the times I have had to cut them
    We have what we call stickly weeds in our yard and they stick and you can not get them out. So I end up cutting them out
    Linda Byerline, President
    MLB Industries, Inc
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    http://www.hubintsecured.co.uk/cgi-b...3a3225c#a3225c

    here you go ...for me its an essential in the grooming box and the smell is to die for ..
    Cavaliers are like chocolate the more you see the more you want

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    I find that it is easier to prevent the matts first (I had a nasty matting situation that took over 2 hours to get out too ). Since the last time Riley had bad matts, I now use a detangling spray before I brush him. Also I use a little extra sprayed (and worked in with my fingers) behind the ears and the silky feathery hair on the legs, chest, and hiney area. I use Petsilk leave-in Conditioner spray.
    This has really reduced the production of matts and I haven't had to deal with them in months. I love this product, it's a must-have for me.
    Laura (Momma to Riley, 3 yr. old male)

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