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.
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.
Cats mat for a variety of reasons, but brushing can help prevent tangled fur.
Shedding Causes Matted Cat Hair