We’ve all heard that table food can be “bad” for our beloved pets, so when 12-year-old Maggie’s cat, Shadow stole a few licks of her strawberry milk, the poor little girl went into panic mode.
Reddit user, ChiefAcorn, an employee at a veterinary office, shared the super-cute e-mail young Maggie frantically sent off in the wake of the incident.
Entitled “My Cat’s Health”, the e-mail read:
“Hello. My cat Shadow was watching T.V. with me and drank a few sips of my strawberry milk. It had been on the table and he drank it when I wasn’t looking. I am concerned how this may effect him because I do not know if he has ever drunken milk or strawberry milk. I am also concerned because I am the only one in my family who is awake and I am only 12 and a half so I don’t know what to do. Please help me.”
Sadly, poor Maggie’s message was sent on a Sunday, so she was forced to sweat it out until the vet’s office reopened the following day. When “Dr. Sarah” checked her e-mail Monday morning, she quickly shot off a reassuring message to the young girl.
Hi Maggie! I am so sorry we weren’t able to get back to you sooner. Thank you for being a very responsible pet owner and having concern when your pet got into something he shouldn’t have. Good news, though! You don’t have to worry. Although milk isn’t the safest thing for cats, in small amounts it should not be harmful. I wouldn’t let him have sips of your strawberry milk regularly, but just this once should be ok. If you notice that he is having any vomiting or diarrhea, please let your mom and dad know so they can bring him here for an exam. Thanks again for being such a caring owner. Let us know if you need more help. Have a good day.”
Now that that’s cleared up, the question remains – what were Maggie and Shadow doing up watching T.V. and drinking strawberry milk at 7:30 AM on a Sunday?? Ah, to be 12 again!