If you have looked carefully in a cat’s mouth you will see cats have rough tongues; that is why you feel sandpaper rubbing against you when they groom you accidentally or deliberately. A cat’s tongue is covered in hundreds of sharp, curved, rear-facing spines made of keratin called papillae. These spines help a cat transfer saliva from the mouth to fur while grooming and assist greatly with eating and drinking. If they become damaged or a health condition reduces their effectiveness, your cat can run into serious health trouble. With the assistance of the best pet insurance, you can ...Read more

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