Explanations for Your Cat Sticking Out Their Tongue

 Strenuous play or high heat causes cats to pant without sweating using their tongue.  


Some cats relax their jaw while dozing allowing their tongue to slide out naturally.


Injuries, oral diseases, nausea, or neurological issues might make sticking tongue out instinctual.  

 Medical Reasons   

Early separated kittens self-soothe sucking tongues mimicking nursing.

Comfort Nursing 

Tongue protusion relieves tooth abscess pressure. 

Dental Discomfort

Conditions like feline Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome increase tongue length and flexibility. 

Connective Tissue Disorder 

Extending tongue adds surface area to dissipate body heat.  

 Cooling Effort  

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