One thing to remember about Persians and other longhaired breeds is that they need to be brushed/groomed daily or every other day. The cat can only do so much on his/her own to maintain a healthy coat. So assistance from humans is usually necessary.
- Use a metal comb and a detangling solution to work out the knots. For knots that will not budge, you can use special grooming scissors.
- Slide the comb underneath the knot to prevent cutting the flesh.
- Use the scissors to cut the knot off the top of the comb.
If you feel the least bit uneasy about performing this task, do not hesitate to let a professional groomer handle it!
Please note: In some cases, especially with rescued Persians, mats may be so severe that a full shave is warranted. If so, ask the groomer about hooking your Persian up with a stylish lion cut or teddy bear cut!