Whether you keep your pets on a strict kibble-only diet or occasionally let them indulge in table scraps, sometimes you just can't prevent them from helping themselves to your plate. Check out these adorable photos of pets getting their paws, beaks and tongues on people food.

dog eating ice cream cone

Photo: pmarkham/flickr

kitten trying to eat bowl of vegetables

Photo: apeofjungle/flickr

bird drinking alcohol

Photo: Cody Wellons

cat eating from plastic bag

Photo: Malingering/flickr

Photo: _taro_/flickr

cat and bird eating sandwich

Photo: Ack Ook/flickr


dog with baguette

Photo: Richard Bao/flickr

cat drinking Tab

Photo: mrsapplegate/flickr

African grey bird eating pasta

Photo: t-lorien/iStockphoto

cat eating frozen dinner

Photo: pirate johnny/flickr

dog trying to eat sandwich

Photo: Rosa Blue/flickr

cat eating ice cream

Photo: Nikki Nemzer

dog staring at toast

Photo: Mac Wright

dog sniffing toast

Photo: Mac Wright

dog licking toast

Photo: Mac Wright

dog stealing toast

Photo: Mac Wright

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Laura Moss writes about a variety of topics with a focus on animals, science, language and culture. But she mostly writes about cats.

Caught on camera: Pets eating people food
Sometimes our furry and feathered friends like to expand their palates to our plates — whether we give them permission or not.