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My guy is a feral cat we rescued a few years ago. Estimated age of about 5. He is now what I would describe as semi-feral. For the past two years or so he, (and me by extension), have dealt with his chronic constipation. Once so bad it required an emergency vet via mobile hospital to come to the house, sedate Rio, and remove the impacted stool manually. Since then I've been diligent about this issue. It comes and goes, apparently. For the past few months I have been sprinkling a capsule, (500mg), of psyllium husk on his wet food every morning which he readily eats. On occasion, 2 to 3 times weekly I also give him a 1/4 teaspoon of Miralax to keep things moving. There is always fresh water available but I rarely see him drink. I always add a tablespoon or so of water to his food and, again, he readily eats it. He's mostly outdoors so monitoring his bathroom events aren't always possible. The few times I have caught him in the act he does seem to struggle but at least things are moving. Appetite and behavior are as usual.
While he isn't aggressive with me, getting him in a carrier and to the vet will prove **** near impossible. Believe me, I've tried and I have the scars to prove it. . .LOL
Anyway, he was sleeping in his usual spot and in such a position that I was able to snap a photo of his butt. Looks inflamed to me. Opinions on what may be going on here? Thank you.
 

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Anus looks inflamed and certainly not normal. Has he ever been checked for parasite?, or have you seen any stuck in his fur or bedding? The white lump looks like a parasite, but hard to tell for sure. Has his stool ever been checked by the vet for them? One way of getting him in a carrier is to put it on end with opening at top, throw a small blanket or large towel over him to pick him up, and gently dropping him in the carrier open at the top. Close the door quickly, and then place carrier in normal position on the floor. The anus looks very sore and hope you are able to take him to a vet for treatment. All the best!
 
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