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Q. I was giving Shih Tzu she has Matt's on all four of her legs and paws to her skin I believe they are causing her pain how can I get this Matt's ou

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. Do not use a scissors if they are this close to the skin as it is impossible to avoid cutting the skin in such narrow confines. A pet clippers is the safest method; a dog groomer should be able to help but if they are very painful she will require pain meds and possible sedation in order to proceed safely. There is a significant risk to the blood supply to the feet and also infections if matts are very severe and there is pain present; they must be addressed as soon as possible


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