If more than 25% of dog's body is matted, we recommend a shavedown, especially if the pet has not been groomed at regular intervals and the dog has not been regularly brushed. We understand that many dogs have had to forego grooming due to Covid-19. Matting restricts blood flow to the skin and causes the dog to be in pain. Often, this causes pain, stress and fear aggression when the dog is touched in matted areas. The kindest thing you can do for your pet to stop the pain and help the overall health of the pet's skin and coat is to do a shavedown. Your dog will be much happier and pain-free.