Matted fur has happen to the best of any pet. The cure can be as close to our kitchen, and its called cornstarch. Corn starch will not harm your pet at all. Dogs and cats have this problem in any weather because they love going in the weeds. Unless your pet has a, buzz cut, you will probably will never have to deal with hair mats. But it is easy enough to smooth them out by a sprinkle of a little cornstarch on the mat to make it easier to pull apart. It helps the hair glides right out of the mat as you work deeper into the mat, just add more cornstarch as needed. Then brush.