"Matted fur can be extremely uncomfortable for your pet. It can be itchy, trap dirt, make your pet over-heated and can even become painful if left to get tangled. If your pet is prone to matted fur, you need the right tool to deal with the matts or else grooming will become painful for your pet. The Mikki Matt Splitter is designed to effectively and painlessly cut through knots and tangles, with a special tapered design to easily access the knots with minimal discomfort to your furry friend. The blade on the Mikki Matt Splitter has a micro-serrated edge and is made from stainless steel to ensure long lasting quality and better results. "