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How to de tangle ears

Hi all

Our Barney has some of those matted lumps that form in the hair on their ears.

Is there a good way to get them out? have heard de matting sprays can help loosen the matting.

Other than slowly pulling them apart then brushing them out is their a preferred method?

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rather than using de matting sprays use a bit of baby powder, rub it in the matted lumps and then comb it carefully out..

de matting sprays are highly chemical and I would not use it - baby powder is a lot healthier and helps as well.

If it does not help, take a scissors and cut the matted lumps open, then you can comb them out to.

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you can also try some cornstarch.

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Hi thanks for the replies.

I tried the talc powder and it did work on most, but some were too far gone and had to be cut away. I was wondering what causes them to form?

I was using a comb (normal hair comb) but I was wondering what is the best brush , comb to use?

I have a slicker brush, comb, normal dog brush with wide spaced bristles and a mars brush.

Is there a particularly good one to use for just the ears?

All feedback appreciated

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I use the Spratt comb No. 71 for the face, ears and paws and that works very well.

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Gosh I hate those ear mats sometimes I feel sorry for her and cut them off (carefully!!) Those seem to be more sensitive to comb out than other areas and her ear hair is even finer and a blonde color, so the mats are more intense there.

Corn starch is the best, or some high quality conditioner, just put a big drop of conditioner and that will soften it up and help comb it out without too much pulling

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