This is a natural reflex to you, but not your pet. Your cat’s tongue has long scissor-like blades which are used for grooming themselves. Cat lick their tongues whenever they feel the need of cleaning or soothing themselves after eating something that tastes bad or when they are uncomfortable with what is happening around them. When cats rub against objects like furniture and carpets, this type of licking can be interpreted as marking territory. It doesn’t mean there is something wrong in the environment so it may just be an instinctive reaction from your cat to clean itself off after rubbing its head on things
Can my kitten accidentally bite me?
Kittens have sharp little teeth that grow continuously until about four months old, then stop growing completely during adulthood except for their baby teeth (also called milk teeth). These small canine fangs do not grow into adult canines; instead, these kittens will shed all their baby teeth at approximately three weeks of age (this process takes place in between two and four weeks). Once the permanent dentition starts to develop around 7–8 months old (usually by 12–14 weeks) most kittens begin to lose their deciduous fangs entirely only retaining the anterior premolars and molars which become embedded permanently in chewing bones such as chicken knuckle bones or rawhide chews. Many veterinarians consider this period ‘the end of kittenhood’ because once this occurs socialization begins too early resulting in fearful behavior towards