There’s nothing worse than seeing your pet cat in pain due to it having matted cat fur and although some hair mats in cat fur can be a pain to remove, there are thankfully a number of easy treatments that you are able to take advantage of to remove the mat quickly.
One of the most well-known methods is to remove matted cat fur with olive oil and we have noticed a number of people reaching out about using this method recently.
Due to seeing a huge number of cat owners reaching out about unmatting their cat’s hair each month as well as olive oil being an underrated, cheap, and easy solution, we have decided to publish our own dedicated article going over how to treat matted cat fur with olive oil.
Our hope is that we will not only be able to help you quickly and easily remove the matted fur from your cat’s coat but also keep your costs as low as possible while doing so.
We know that there are a number of different options available on the market for unmatting cat fur but some of them are expensive and difficult to use.
We have also added a table of contents below so you are able to skip to specific sections of the article with ease to get the information that you need.
How To Treat Matted Cat Fur With Olive Oil!
The easiest way to treat matted cat fur with olive oil is to add a small amount of warm water to some olive oil and then add the mixture to your fingers and rub it into the matted car fur.
The warm water will quickly soften any dirt in the matt while the olive oil lubricates the fur to make it easy to remove with just your fingers although it may be quicker to use a comb once the olive oil is worked into the matted fur.
You are also able to treat matted cat fur with olive oil by just using pure olive oil without any warm water but we do think that adding a small amount of warm water does improve the process.
Depending on how tough the mat in your cat’s fur is, you may have to sit their working the olive oil into your cat’s fur for a while but it is worth it.
As you work the olive oil into your cat’s fur, you should be able to start to feel the mat in their fur coming lose allowing you to start working it out. The more fur you free from the mat, the quicker the rest of the mat will come apart too.
We often see people giving up on unmatting cat fur with olive oil due to how long it takes but once the first parts of your fur start to unmat, it usually starts to come apart quickly.
Is It Safe To Use Olive Oil On Cat Fur?
It is generally considered to be safe to use olive oil on cats fur, especially when using it to remove matted cat fur or to treat cat dandruff but there is a small chance that the olive oil will cause irritation in some cats.
Just like humans, cats can have allergies and in rare cases, applying olive oil to your cat’s fur can cause a reaction in their skin.
For the most part though, using olive oil on cat fur will be fine and not cause any problems at all. When using olive oil to treat cat mats you usually only need the olive oil on their fur for a very short period of time anyway reducing the chance of any irritation taking hold in your cat too.
If you do notice any problems with your cat’s fur or skin when applying the olive oil, stop the treatment immediately and remove the olive oil as quickly as possible.
If your cat does have issues with olive oil then using a coconut oil treatment to remove the matted cat fur or a cat dematting spray may be the best route to take.
Should You Use Olive Oil To Remove Matted Cat Fur?
Using olive oil to remove matted cat fur is a very popular option due to it being so quick, easy, and cheap with a huge number of cat owners choosing to take advantage of the method.
Due to this, we feel that using olive oil to remove matted cat fur is well worth it for most people as the risk of irritation in your cat due to the olive oil really is minimal.
When compared to the other cheap, quick, and easy treatment options, treating matted cat hair with olive oil is definitely one of the better methods that cat owners have available so we think that you should at least try to use olive oil to remove matted cat fur.
One of the better things about using olive oil is that it is very commonly kept in most households anyway where as the other popular methods may need you to specifically buy the treatment too.
This helps to keep your costs as low as possible while still being able to quickly and easily work the mats out of your cat’s fur with ease. That said though, some types of olive oil can work better than others for getting rid of mats in your cat’s coat.
How Do You Get Olive Oil Out Of Cat Hair?
You can quickly and easily wash the olive oil out of your cat’s coat by bathing your cat in a mild dish soap solution such as dawn for a short period of time.
A small amount of a mild dish soap added to your cats bath water should quickly be able to remove the olive oil from your cats hair with ease.
Although the actual process of applying the olive oil to your cat’s fur and removing the matted fur is very quick and easy, we often see people struggling with how to actually remove the olive oil after the process.
The best option is to use something like a small amount of dawn in some water but remember to quickly wash the dawn solution off your cat once the olive oil has been removed too.
We know that this may sound like too much effort to just remove matted cat fur in your cat but it is actually one of the easiest options available to most people. This is why it is so popular with so many people using olive oil to remove matted cat fur all over the glove.
That brings our article going over removing matted cat fur with olive oil to an end. We hope that we have been able to help you quickly and easily remove the matted fur from your pet cat using olive oil. It really is much quicker and easier than most people tend to initially think so it is usually well worth trying if your pet cat is having problems with matted fur.