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Old August 2nd, 2012, 07:32 AM
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Although this paper is addressed to vets, perhaps you can find some useful info in there: http://www.vin.com/proceedings/Proce...6620&O=Generic They mention possibly using lactulose to deal with constipation.

The Zentonil is best given on an empty stomach (an hour before or 2 hours after eating) and shouldn't be crushed, which exposes it to destruction by stomach acid.

A feeding tube would be the best option, so perhaps you can look into financial aid from one of these resources:
http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=28
http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=163
http://www.humanesociety.org/animals...rding_pet.html

Info on feeding tubes: http://www.catinfo.org/?link=feedingtubes

If that truly is not an option, here are some links dealing with anorexia in cats:
http://www.assistfeed.com/feline_assisted_feeding.htm
http://www.felinecrf.org/persuading_cat_to_eat.htm
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Con...S=0&C=0&A=2509

And here is an excellent resource consisting of many other people who have been in your shoes: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/F...isted-Feeding/

All the best to you and Shadow! Let us know how things go.
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