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Cats butt gets blocked up

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I have an 8 yr old boy house cat.
His butt gets blocked up by some fairly large, hard stool.
I took him to the vet a few times when his anus got so large that he was in a lot of discomfort. They knocked him out and cleaned out his pooper and told me his anal glands seemed to be plugged or something.

The recommended giving him pumpkin to assist him.

His diet is Hills prescription Diet X/D [he had a lot of stones in his kidneys about 4 yrs ago] This food used to be called CD OXL, just recently had a name change.

He eventually passes his mega stool, but in the meantime he will puke from time to time.
He may go 4 months without this happening, other times it will happen a few times a month.

Any suggestions as to what to give him?

We actually put some vaseline on a QTIP last night and put it up his butt in hopes we would pass his "boulder" he's had trouble with the last few days.......and yes, we did find his rock hard stool on the living room carpet this morning :)

Thank you for your assistance with my boy!!!
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Please don't stick anything up his rectum, it can really do more hard then good. Here's a thread with a very similar situation, I hope it can help you.

To summarize the thread, it was recommended that you add about 1/4 tsp of psyllium powder (health food store) or rice bran to wet food to add fiber. Be careful with how much you add, however, because too much will just cause the cat to become constipated again. Also, you can give a finger-full of petroleum jelly as a laxative. Also, I would suggest that you call your vet again if this issue doesn't resolve, because being constipated *cannot* be comfortable for the cat!
I just wanted to say that there was a short debate on Cat Forum over whether castor bean oil was safe for cats or not. Although Lithium has had success with it, I personally would avoid it because castor beans are toxic to cats (although whether the oil is safe or not, is debatable). It would be much better, IMO, to use petroleum jelly because of the safety issues about castor oil and it's horrible taste.
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