A. Poor coat quality and inability or unwillingness to groom can contribute to matting. Pain such as from hip and pelvic injuries can make it difficult for cats to access areas of their coat for grooming and I would recommend a full physical exam and a chiropractic assessment to identify any restrictions which may be affected her ability to groom. High quality, omega fatty acid supplements can improve coat quality and make it easier to groom. Regular combing of the coat will prevent significant matts from developing
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