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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Thank you for helping with the feral cat population. Does she seem ill at all to you? A couple of options you have to help acclimate her is I have used a pheremone spray called Feliway in the past in anxious cats. It comes as a spray or a diffuser. As far as the appetite, I agree if you keep force feeding her she will get stressed. So one thing you can do is ask your veterinarian about an appetite stimulant. The most common one that I use is called Cyproheptadine. You can crush up the pill and then when you feed her the a/d you can give it to her at the same time. Hopefully that will encourage her to eat on her own.