Fantastic Maine Coon
We first decided to get a Maine Coon in 2006. We did some research on the breed and thought it sounded amazing.
We bought our baby boy home at Christmas 2006 he was so cute and small, but boy did he grow fast and what a incredible cat he is; so smart, handsome and very entertaining. This breed is fantastic. Why get a dog when you can have a Maine Coon?!
Can you please give me some advice? Our Maine Coon’s fur gets in terrible matts. We have to brush him every day his tongue looks like it has glue on it and his fur just matts and knots up and advice would be very much appreciated.
My Answer: Thanks for your Fantastic Maine Coon submission. Do you have a picture of him? Cats naturally groom themselves. This will usually keep mating at bay unless the hair is very long. If a cat is overweight they cannot groom inaccessible places such as their rump (backside). That said, if he is of correct weight and not grooming properly it may be due to health issues but assuming for the moment he is well you’ll need a grooming tool not just a brush. This will be a form of comb such as this device: Furminator deShedding Tool for Dogs & Cats – Medium 2.65″/6.8cm Edge. You will also need to use this device at least daily. Sometimes it is easier to maintain a non-matted coat if the grooming is done quickly but more regularly (
for example twice a day).
As his tongue looks abnormal this may indicate a health issue affecting grooming. A visit to the vet may be advisable.
Hope this helps. If anyone else would like to add to this please leave a comment by clicking on the link below – thanks. Michael