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    Elite Member Honey's Avatar
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    Default The dog who is allergic to cats and only eats potatoes

    For most dogs the idea of chasing the neighbourhood cat followed by a relaxing hour or three chewing on a bone is heaven.
    But not for Joey, a five-year-old Alsatian-Collie who is allergic to almost everything - including cats.
    Joey's allergies are so bad he can't even go bounding around in a grassy field or enjoy a dip in a river.

    Dog's dinner: Joey survives on a diet of potatoes and porridge. He is allergic to virtually everything, including cats and bones

    And there's no Pedigree Chum for poor Joey either - he's allergic to meat.
    That means he has to survive on a diet of potatoes and porridge provided by his loving owners Lisa McCormack, 25, and Scott Muirhead, 36, from Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

    Mr Muirhead said: 'Joey was consistently breaking out in boils and sores and we were scratching our heads over why.
    'He can't even chase a cat or he'll break out in a rash. We couldn't believe it.
    'After a year of trips to the vets we finally got a special blood test performed to see what was going on.
    'The results said it all and our local vets were baffled. They had never seen anything like it in a dog before.

    Lease of life: Joey is now taking a new type of antibiotic and specialised dog food

    'There are two columns on the results sheet and you need a zero on both to show there is no allergy.
    'Joey had this for practically nothing. Some of the only things he got zeros for food-wise was potatoes, barley and oats.'
    His owners now hope a new type of antibiotic and specialised dog food will give Joey a new lease of life.
    'He's looking much better,' said Miss McCormack, a nursery worker.
    'He's coming around all right now and his skin condition is improving. We hope it continues and he can live life like a normal dog.'

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    the suburbs of hell


    With the amount of inbreeding that is happening, I'm not suprised. Poor doggies are bring bred to some freak show standards. If you look back 100 years, some breeds look nothing like they use to.
    ...of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.

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    Poor baby.
    Hello mother fucker! when you ask a question read also the answer instead of asking another question on an answer who already contain the answer of your next question!

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