10 Little

There are 10 littleknown facts about your cat

A cats tongue has tiny backward facing barbs called papillae

The rough texture of a cats tongue combined with its saliva acts as a natural cleaning tool

Cats drink water by curling their tongue backwards to form a spoonlike shape

Cats have a cooling effect on their body when their saliva evaporates from their fur

A cats tongue is sensitive due to the presence of taste buds

A cats tongue can be used as a form of defense

The backwardfacing barbs on a cats tongue help remove meat from bones and clean them thoroughly

Cats can lick their fur and it will help them stay hydrated in hot weather