**A matted coat can cause many skin problems as the skin is deprived from air. Matted hair can also be painful to the pet depending on how severe the matting is. Dematting here and there on a pet is ok and often expected. However, dematting can be painful and cause bruising and hematomas. At TLC, we will not extensively demat a pet for many reasons – the primary one being that it is torture for the pet. Thankfully, hair grows back. Unfortunately, sometimes the groomer’s only option is a “do over” shave down. You see, we use clippers to set the length on a dog that is getting a haircut. If the pet cannot be combed out, we simply have to use a clipper blade that can fit between the mat and skin. This can make for unhappy pet parents and we want to please you, but not at your pet’s expense in comfort.