my 19 year old cat goes into these scratching fits. 4 vets could not tell me why. They've pulled his teeth and treated him for ear mites but that didn't help one bit. It wasn't either of those. Steroids helped tremendously but we stopped after his breathing became extremely labored after getting a shot. The vet said to try fish oil since that's supposedly a natural anti-inflammatory. I've been using that for almost a month with no changes. I can force him to go into one of these fits, by touching his nose or cheek. and when it happens on its own the cat will be in a ball scratching violently, so much so, that he won't stop when he's falling down the stairs. He'll also pee when this happens. Has anyone ever heard or seen something like this? he's so miserable and I'd love to help him since he's an amazingly healthy cat otherwise. I just don't want him to have to live like this. I worry all the time that he'll get hurt or something while in this "fit"