Best type of brush to keep matts out of longhaired cat?
I've never really had to groom Boo before; she's always taken good care of herself. But I think her arthritis has made it difficult to get the area of her chest/front armpits...I've been finding matts. I clipped the ones I couldn't brush out, and I plan to brush regularly, I just don't 100% love the brush we have and I'm looking for suggestions. Right now we have what I consider a "people" brush...a round paddle with moveable metal bristles that have rubber-coated tips. I was thinking a slicker, but is that going to be too scratchy for cat skin?
Long-haired cat people, what is your fave brush?
Solomon - black DSH - king of kitchen raids (11)
Gracie - Mutterooski X - scary smart (9)
Jaida - GSD - tripod trainwreck and gentle soul (4)
Heidi - mugsly Boston Terrier X - she is in BIG trouble!!! (3)
Audrey - torbie - sweet as pie (11 months)
Patrick - blue - a little turd (but we like him anyways) (6 months)
Boo, our Matriarch (August 1 1992 - March 29 2011)