I just heard back from the vet and they're calling in a script for Smudge for cyproheptadine. He's still not eating on his own and I hope this will help and not cause the issues of mirtazapine. That said, I have a question on feeding. I was told to only feed him twice a day and give his insulin about 20 minutes after. A friend with a diabetic cat said this is an old way of thinking. Smudge is on d/d, but expresses very little interest. This morning, I tried some Ziwipeak rabbit/lamb, which is lower in carbs, and he actually tried to eat it, but acted weird, wiggling his tongue around like it was stuck or tasted funny. BUT, he showed interest in food for the first time in five days!! Would it be worth a shot to put some watered down Ziwipeak down and leave down for him? The two times I've been able to test him he was 136(5+) pm and 148 pre-morning dose the following am. This is with him only being force fed about 10 cc of his diet food. I am desperate to get this cat to eat. He is extremely emaciated... listed as cachexic by the vet. I've already been told not to give nutrical as it could shock his system by giving him TOO much... I guess good stuff... can't remember how it was put now. Anyone heard of this? Would the rabbit/lamb be too rich for him? Is there something else recommended that can be put down for him to maybe eat at his leisure? I've got sardines and baby food, too.