I know you've gotten this one before, but it's that time of year again. My long-haired cat inevitably gets matts every spring - despite daily brushing. I usually catch them small (fingernail sized) and pick them apart with my fingers, but I also know many people (and their pets) aren't that patient. Do you have any seasonal words of wisdom for spring shed matts?
My main wisdom is what you’re already doing - brush frequently, brush early. Maybe even more than once a day on the spots where the animals tend to get matts. Beyond that, if you’re still having problems, talk to a groomer about what they can do to help with the shedding process or the trouble spots. Being proactive about anything you do is the biggest part though because it’s way harder on the animal to get rid of them once they have them.