We have a new stray coming around. We have been feeding her but she is terrified of people. Mom is slowly trying to get her used to people so we can get her to the vet and find her a good inside home.
Yesterday while she was eating mom was able to pet her a little. She flinch each time mom stroked her. We can see that towards her backside she has a couple of mats. When mom pet her she can feel mats on her hind legs and underside of the tail. They didn't feel too tight to the skin.
She has long hair and mom has never had a long haired cat before. How do I remove mats? I don't want to cut her but I feel it is going to be a while before she is trusting enough to go to the vet for removal. Mom is thinking of trying to cut some of the looser ones while she is eating.
Any suggestions? Poor thing has leaves and stuff all stuck on her backside. She is so pretty and keeps the rest of her fur clean.