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Four steps to remove fur balls and matted fur from your dog
Long hair dog

Any owner with a long-haired dog is in two constant wars with:

  1. the shedding (unless you have an ‘poodle’)
  2. the fur balls and matted fur

While the best advice we can offer you to get one-up on the shedding is regular brushing and washing with high-quality shampoos to remove the hair before it falls out in your house, we can help you kick the knots to the curb.

Pet Shampoo & Conditioner Are Key

First up, prevention is the best cure. Use a Houndztooth Conditioning & Deodorising Spray every time your groom or as required. Our sprays are silicone-free so you aren’t going to get a product build up on your dog’s coat, so we recommend using the spray about once a week to stop the knots forming in the first place. This, combined with regular brushing is all it takes to rid yourself of the agony of fur balls. Removing those knots requires a bit more elbow grease (remember, prevention is the best cure) but you don’t need to shave your best friend every time they develop a garden of knots in their coats.

4 Steps to Untangle Matted Dog Hair using Houndztooth Natural Dog Shampoo

  1. Do not wash your dog first! Instead, liberally apply one of the Houndztooth Conditioning & Deodorising Sprays to the problem area of your dog’s dry coat and rub it in thoroughly so the whole knot is wet.
  2. Using your fingers, pull at the knot from both ends, easing it apart bit by bit until the knot has become untangled. Depending on the size of the fur ball, this could take some time but make sure you persevere.
  3. Once the knot is untangled as much as possible, brush the area, focussing on a few hairs at a time rather than the whole clump. Continue to use the Houndztooth Conditioning & Deodorising Sprays as required.
  4. Once you’ve removed all the matted fur, then thoroughly shampoo your dog using Hugo’s Blend No 1, Stella’s Blend No 2 or Charlie’s Blend No 3 and finish with another round of the Houndztooth Conditioning & Deodorising Spray.

And voila, you have one silky smooth long-haired dog! Now the trick will just be to keep them away from that muddy puddle at the park…