Why Your Dog’s Hair Is Suddenly Matting? 8 Reasons

By Vikas Sontakay - last updated 9 months ago

Is your dog’s hair suddenly matting? Many dog owners experience problems with their hair matting, especially in cold weather. In this blog post, we’ll explore the possible causes of dog hair matting and provide tips on resolving the issue. We’ll also discuss the various treatments that can be used to fix the problem and how to deal with it before it becomes permanent. Whether your dog’s hair is constantly matting or happens to do so in cold weather, read on to learn how to solve the problem.

Why is my dog's hair suddenly matting?

1. It could be due to their diet.

If your dog’s hair are matting suddenly, it may be due to their diet. Here are some possible causes:

If you recently switched brands or types of food, this could be the culprit behind their sudden hair loss. To determine if this is true for your dog (and what kind of allergy they have), you’ll need to keep track of any other symptoms that appear after eating certain foods–such as itching and rashes on their skin or diarrhea–and see if they go away when you stop giving them those items.

If so, your pup might be allergic to something in either one brand or several different ones; either way will require an adjustment to stay healthy and stop getting worse!

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Too rich/too little water intake over time can lead to problems like these, so try ensuring they’re getting enough fresh water throughout each day instead!”

2. You might have been cutting the dog’s hair too short.

You may have been cutting the dog’s hair too short. It can form mats on the dog’s body if this is the case. To avoid this problem, you should only cut your dog’s coat about 1 cm (0.4 inches) long every 6-8 weeks.

3. The air is dry.

Dry air can cause the hair to mat. Dogs with dry coats are more prone to matting than dogs with oily or greasy coats. You can apply a dog conditioner to the skin to help prevent matting, but if your dog is already experiencing mats and tangles in his coat, you may need to trim them out with scissors or clippers.

4. Your dog has been rolling in mud, or something stuck to their fur.

Your dog may be rolling in mud or something stuck to their fur. This can happen when they try to get rid of fleas or other parasites by rubbing against an object covered with substances that repel them. It’s an instinct, and it doesn’t mean your pet is dirty or smelly–just messy!

If this happens often enough, the mud will dry and harden on their coats, making it harder for you to brush out when you take them outside for walks later on (or even give them baths using dog shampoo).

5. The dog has fleas.

If your dog has fleas, you’ve likely noticed some of the following symptoms:

Your dog scratches itself constantly. This can lead to bald spots and skin infections.

The hair around their tail and paws is matted together in clumps. This can be painful for your dog if they try to walk on it or scratch at themselves while they’re lying down.

5. Dogs moult their fur every spring and fall.

When it comes to dogs and shedding, you need to watch out for two times of the year: spring and fall. Dogs will moult their fur every spring and fall, which can cause a noticeable increase in loose hair around your house.

This is entirely normal–it’s part of the dog’s natural cycle of growing new fur every year. If you see more hair than usual, however, it could be a sign of an underlying health issue that needs your vet’s attention immediately!

If your dog’s coat is thinning out or falling out in clumps (or if he has bald spots), talk with his doctor about what might be causing this condition before trying home remedies. There may be something they can do at home while waiting for an appointment with the vet; however, if such problems persist after several weeks without improvement, then go ahead and book an appointment anyway because they’ll probably want some bloodwork always done, so why not just do it now? Check this video on How To Take Care Of My Dog’s Coat

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6. If it’s hot out, your dog might be shedding due to the heat.

If the weather is warm and humid, your dog may be shedding due to the heat. Dogs have a thick undercoat and a thinner top coat. The top coat is what you see, but it’s not hair–it’s made up of different types of hair that are designed to trap and hold air.

These traps heat in so they can keep warm during winter when temperatures drop below freezing outside! But when it gets hot out (like right now), this same thing can cause problems: if too much moisture builds up between those layers of fur, it will weigh down those hairs and make them stick together instead of laying flat against each other like they should be doing when dryer conditions prevail.

As such: If your canine companion seems uncomfortable during warmer days despite frequent baths or regular brushing sessions, consider giving them some time off from grooming duties until things cool off again later this year.*

7. You have a puppy or a young dog that is still growing.

If your dog is a puppy or young adult, he or she may be going through a moult. Moulting is the process of shedding old hair and growing new fur, which can cause matting in dogs of all ages.

If you are concerned about this, talk to your vet about what might be causing it and whether any treatments are available.

8. Your dog has a skin infection or parasites in their coat.

Your dog might have a skin infection or parasites in their coat.

Yeast, bacteria and fungal infections can cause skin infections. A dog with a fungal infection often has dandruff-like flakes on its skin and hair, easily confused with mats if you don’t look closely enough. If the dog has fleas or ticks (which can also be transmitted to humans), you may see these insects crawling around in the coat, and an oily residue left after grooming that resembles dandruff.*


If your puppy has been outside lately–or even if not–you should consider checking them for ticks every day after they’ve been out playing in areas where other animals might roam free such as parks or woods near where you live. Ticks are tiny and complex to spot, so make sure that when you’re looking at your pup’s coat that every inch gets checked thoroughly before declaring “all clear”.

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Even if you understand your dog’s hair well and how to keep it healthy, there can be some unexpected reasons for matting that you hadn’t thought of. This article should have given you some ideas about what might have happened in your case and how to remedy it, so your dog doesn’t get too uncomfortable when this happens!


How hair matting is caused?

Hair matting can be caused by a variety of reasons, including dry skin, low humidity, allergies, and exposure to chemicals or pollutants.
To fix hair matting, you will need to treat the underlying cause.
If the hair matting is due to dry skin, you can apply a moisturizer to your dog’s coat.
If the hair matting is due to allergies, you can try to reduce your dog’s exposure to allergens.
If the hair matting is due to exposure to chemicals or pollutants, you can try to remove the cause of the contamination.

How can you reduce the amount of hair your dog sheds, and keep it healthy?

You can trim your dog’s hair to help reduce the amount of hair that is shed.
You can also feed your dog a diet that is low in fur, such as a diet that contains canned food or dry food that does not contain fur.
You can use a hairless dog coat or liniment to help keep your dog’s fur free and healthy.

What are some natural treatments for treating matting or dry hair, and preventing shedding?

– Nutritional supplements: Some supplements, such as biotin and omega-3 fatty acids, have been shown to help improve hair growth.
– Herbal remedies: Some herbs, such as nettle and horsetail, have been traditionally used to treat hair loss and scalp problems.
– Shampoo and conditioner: A good shampoo and conditioner can help to soften hair, distribute natural oils evenly, and remove impurities that can cause dryness.
– Scalp massage: A scalp massage can help to relieve tension in the scalp, which can lead to dandruff or matting.

Can you identify any specific triggers that may lead to your dog’s hair becoming matted?

– Triggers that may lead to your dog’s hair becoming matted include:
– A change in your dog’s diet
– A change in your dog’s environment, such as a move to a new home or a new neighborhood
– Lack of exercise
– Changes in weather conditions, such as increased humidity or heat
– An illness or infection in your dog

What tips or advice do you have for detangling a dog’s hair properly?

– Use a detangling brush to comb through the hair on the dog’s scalp.
– Gently brush the hair in a downwards direction towards the tail.
– Increase the brushing speed as you approach the end of the hair shaft.
– Brush through all of the hair on the dog’s scalp and then brush down the dog’s back.
– Comb the hair on the dog’s tail and allow it to air dry.