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Sep 30

Why does my cat’s tongue feel like sandpaper?

Yawning cat

Your cat’s tongue fees like sandpaper because it is barbed. Yes — barbed!! This is why it can actually hurt when your cat licks your skin — especially sensitive places like your face or eyelids! Cat tongues are barbed as a process of evolution. It is barbed with thousands of tiny mounds. This allows cats …

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