The allergic cat that couldn’t get the cream – poorly puss is allergic to being a cat

Meet Munchkin – the poorly puss who’s ALLERGIC to being a cat.

Louise Bean, 48, and her husband Paul, 68, from Hull, East Yorks, were terrified their long haired mixed-breed cat was suffering from a head injury when her head kept spasming.

Meet Munchkin - the poorly puss who's ALLERGIC to being a cat

Meet Munchkin – the poorly puss who’s ALLERGIC to being a cat

But a visit to her vet revealed that Munchkin had developed a long list of allergies to every cat’s favourite treats – including fish, cream, milk, chicken and tinned cat food.

But after adapting a special diet for Munchkin, consisting of specialist dried food, the adorable moggy is now back to being fighting fit.

Louise with Munchkin

Louise with Munchkin

Louise said: “We noticed that Munchkin’s head would go into spasm and we thought that she might have suffered a head injury.

“We thought that she was having a stroke at first before anybody managed to work out what was going on. We were very worried.

Over the next 10 months, Louise and Paul travelled back and forth to the vet for an endless series of tests as Munchkin’s condition deteriorated and her whole body began to spasm on a regular basis.

A visit to her vet revealed that Munchkin had developed a long list of allergies to every cats favourite treats - including fish, cream, milk, chicken and tinned cat food

A visit to her vet revealed that Munchkin had developed a long list of allergies to every cats favourite treats – including fish, cream, milk, chicken and tinned cat food

When she wasn’t suffering an attack, Louise was also troubled by Munchkin’s seemingly never-ending need to clean herself.

Louise said: “We were taking Munchkin to the vet for tests for about 10 months.

“Before we knew what we going on, Munchkin was back and forth every week, with her convulsions happening every day.

“She had also developed behaviour where she was excessively grooming.”

The adorable moggy is now  back to being fighting fit

The adorable moggy is now back to being fighting fit

Louise, Paul and Munchkin’s traumatic episode was only resolved when their vet realised that the convulsing cat was in fact allergic to everything she was eating and began injecting her with steroids.

Louise said: “The vet found that by giving her steroid injections, the fitting is under control.

“She still has to have a steroid injection every month, but the vet has managed to find something that she can eat  it’s a special type of dried food.

“She can’t have milk, fish, cat food  she’s allergic to everything.

Munchkin having a drink

Munchkin having allergy specialised food

“Munchkin has eaten us out of house and home, but she has won our hearts.

“She still does groom herself a lot, but not nearly as much as she used to.

“We can tell if she hasn’t had her steroid injection as she immediately increases the amount she grooms.

“Munchkin seems to be ok now, although I have still never seen her catch a mouse – so at least we can be grateful for that.”