I have one similar to the first one you linked to amazon.com, along with a Les Poochs Emergency Mat Zapper. My sable poodle will occasionally get tangles in the back of his hears and both work well. Also, you can often work mats out with a bit of grooming spray (CC's Ice on Ice or Crown Royale #3) and a wide-toothed buttercomb. With the latter method, you won't break the hair as much as you will with the mat combs and that's my preferred method.Amazon.com: Safari De-Matting Comb for Dogs: Pet Supplies
I need something for mats, stat. And I need to be able to get it at Amazon or my local Petco, Petsmart or Pet Club.
Lily has a huge mat in her topknot. I have been working on it for three weeks and it's just gotten bigger. I noticed yesterday she also has a HUGE mat in one ear right against the bottom edge of the ear leather. I brush her ears (and topknot and bracelets) daily so I have no idea how I missed these and how they even formed.
Thanks! Oddly enough, she's never had a mat on her body and I brush that much less often than TK, bracelets and ears!
I hope that helps!
This is what I mean by a wide-toothed buttercomb: Amazon.com: Poodle Comb BUTTERCOMB by Chris Christensen: Pet Supplies
And grooming spray: Amazon.com: Chris Christensen - ICE ON ICE Detangler and Finishing Spray, ready to use 16oz.: Pet Supplies
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