Have you seen your cats sticking out their tongue, acting all cute? It is adorable and goofy to look at.
Why do cats stick out their tongue?
A Grooming Tool
Cats spend almost 1/3 of their life time grooming. They extend out their tongue to brush their coat and remove loose hair. Sometimes they stop for a moment while licking their fur and forget to pull their tongue back in. If the moment is right, it would be the purrfect time to snap a lolcat photo.
A Relaxed Cat
Cats sometimes have their tongue hang out while they are asleep. Their mouth is relaxed, slightly open and their tongue protrudes out, giving them a funny and silly look.
It is true that if cats constantly stick out their tongue, it is likely that they are not able to close their mouth due to a possible injury on the mouth or a breathing issue such as one that is caused by a respiratory problem. If that is the case, you should have your cat seen by a veterinarian.
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