My cat, Tangelo, just got back from a 3 day trip to the ICU due to full blown ketoacidosis (our previous vet misdiagnosed him as being in remission so he was off insulin for 3-4 weeks). We have him back home now, and they gave us that prescription wet food but we have been feeding him his regular food since I have read the prescription food really isn't great. Before he went to the ICU he had been eating his regular canned food (purina one grain free chicken) fine. They were feeding him the DX and the MD food at the vet and said he was eating that. We put his regular food down and he licks all the gravy out of the bowl and then tries to "bury" it. We put down the prescription food to try to get him to at least eat something. Same thing. Licks the gravy, then tries to bury it. We have him on an anti nausea and an antibiotic as well as 2 units of Lantus 2x a day. I have tried the Parmesan cheese trick, and he won't go for that. I've tried pureeing his food with a little bit of water. He'll lap at the pureed food but I think it's because it's not the gravy that he doesn't want it. Tonight we had to syringe feed him to get something in his system so we could give him the insulin because he just at the gravy out of his food. We tried his regular food and that prescribed stuff. All food is picked up for tonight and we'll see if he eats in the morning. If not, our vet said to bring him in. I just don't want to bring him back for them to tell us "oh he's eating fine here". We already have dropped a total of 12k on vet bills, with this past one being 6.5k. I don't want to give up on him, but I also don't know how much "hardball" I can play with him. We don't have a glucometer yet (it's in the mail on the way here). I also can't tell if it's nausea or if he's really just being a gravy brat. It was like pulling teeth to get him on wet food the first time, so I'm wondering if he's reverted back to square one. I haven't tried forti flora yet, but any suggestions that I can try tomorrow morning would be great. I don't want to keep syringe feeding him, but he has to eat. He can't have dry food, but he also can't starve.