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.

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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.

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So the high chair helps her digest.

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“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.

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Tink’s owners say she is worth all the effort.