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How do I remove matted fur under my dog’s tail without him getting angry?


My dog has a matted clump of fur under his tail, and he growls whenever I try to trim it off. What can I do?


You need to take him to the vet for sedation, and then the vet can remove this with electric clippers. There may be something happening beneath the matted fur (like a patch of sore skin) that is making this uncomfortable for him, so proper professional treatment is needed.

If you are worried about your pet's health, visit the Petfix DIY Triage Checker or talk to your vet as soon as possible.