A friend of mine went to the cat rehoming centre end of October and fell in love with Harry who is approx 3 years old, he was a stray found on the streets of Sunderland. It was love at first sight. Harry has made himself right at home. A few days ago, Harry wouldn’t stop scratching, so my friend popped him along to the vets, no fleas or anything obvious so they sent him home. Yesterday my friend took him back as he was still scratching, the vet thought it could be thick lumps of skin and old scar tissue which is causing the scratching. They also took scrapes of ear tissue to test and samples from his swollen mouth. Harry had to have an operation, to date the bill is over £600 No results are back yet, BUT Harry has returned from the vets like this! My friend is absolutely devastated as Harry is naturally distressed. He has pain killers that’s it. I have never seen anything like this mess in my life, anyone got any ideas what on earth could be the root cause for all this? I have suggested she put a baby grow on him to stop him scratching the stitches, to try keep him stress free, plenty of food and drink plus keep on top of the pain relief. Any ideas as she is so worried until the results come back!