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Brush up on Thanksgiving table manners with this helpful advice from pets

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

These pets have table manners down pat

You may think all your pets can do is swipe food off your plate or beg eagerly while you're eating, but you may learn a thing or two from these dinner-savvy dogs and cats. Here's what we can learn about table manners from our pets.

1. Always say grace to bless the food and thank the cook

2. Wait until everyone has been served before eating

These pets have table manners down pat

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3. Don't hog all of the food

These pets have table manners down pat

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4. Don't get upset if everything on the table doesn't work with your diet... gluten free isn't for everyone

5. Don't slurp your water

These pets have table manners down pat

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6. Or your soup

These pets have table manners down pat

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7. Pass the food clockwise to avoid confusion

These pets have table manners down pat

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8. Never reach over the table, no matter how hungry you are

These pets have table manners down pat

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9. Always wear a napkin, especially when you eat with your paws

10. During large family gatherings, give the (messy) kids their own table

11. If you'd like more, ask politely for seconds

These pets have table manners down pat

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12. Let someone else eat the last treat

These pets have table manners down pat

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13. When you've cleared your plate, take it to the sink to be washed

14. Wait patiently for your mates to finish eating before you leave the table.

15. When you're done eating, just lay down and keep eating

These pets have table manners down pat

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16. Most importantly — enjoy yourself!

These pets have table manners down pat

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