GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (CBS) – When a family in Grand Rapids, Michigan sits down to eat at the table, their dog joins them in a high chair.
Tink is a Labrador Retriever. She’s been sitting in a high chair to eat since she was nine weeks old.READ MORE: WATCH: Country Music Star Jimmie Allen Apologizes To Eagles Fans For Fishing With Cowboys' Dak Prescott
But it’s because of a condition she has called Megaesophagus.
That means when she eats, the food doesn’t go down to her stomach. It just stays in her esophagus and she eventually regurgitates it.READ MORE: Family, Friends Celebrate World War II Veteran's Birthday In Burlington County
So the high chair helps her digest.
“After she sits in her chair, this is a normal thing, for about five minutes we burp her, as crazy as it sounds. And then we do a throat massage where we get deep in the esophagus and help all the food go down,” said Tink’s owner Tom Sullivan.MORE NEWS: Neighbors In Northern Liberties Wrap Up Weekend-Long Sidewalk Sale Sunday
Tink’s owners say she is worth all the effort.