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6 Reasons Why Cats Mat | How To Unsnarl Tangled Fur

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It’s not just long-haired cats who get mats. Cats with short hair do, too. Cats mat when the weather’s changing. But keep a close eye on your cat with matted fur. Mats can also be a sign of health problems. 
Cats mat for a variety of reasons, but brushing can help prevent tangled fur.

Cats mat for a variety of reasons, but brushing can help prevent tangled fur.

Why do cats get mats, Thomasina? My elderly cat is just one big tangle. She’s a mess! — Sad Cat Mom Hi Sad Cat Mom! That’s a great question. I have a huge mat right now! For me, that must mean the seasons are changing. But there are other reasons why cats mat, too.

Shedding Causes Matted Cat Hair

Do Cats Shed In The Fall?

Reading Time: 3 minutesHave you noticed this? Cats shed in the fall, too. The days are getting shorter, and my fur is a matted, embarrassing mess!

 

Cats shed in the fall so they need to be brushed more often.

Cats shed in the fall, so they need to be brushed more often when the days get shorter.

Do cats shed in the fall, Thomasina? It’s September, and my cat is shedding nonstop. I thought cats shed in the summer. Do I have an abnormal cat?
— Puzzled

Hey, Puzzled!
Yes, cats shed in the fall! In fact, cats who live strictly indoors shed all year. So your cat’s perfectly normal, at least as far as shedding goes.


Why Cats Shed In The Fall