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Social media is full of #Toungeouttuesday photos of wonderful dogs sticking their tongue out, but have you ever wondered what’s that unusual but adorable behaviour your kitty displays while their tongue partially sticks out for a brief time?

Cats similarly to dogs protrude their tongue out now and again, in most circumstances this is an innate behaviour with nothing to worry about, however did you know that excessive tongue movements, exaggerated lip licking and/or extreme swallowing can signal an underlying health issue?

In this article for LOLCats we’ll discuss the unique features of a cat’s taste organ and consider whether you should be concerned about your feline’s protruding tongue.

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