fecal impaction at the level of the rectum.
Impaction refers to the accumulation of dry, hardened feces in the rectum or colon.
If his rectum becomes blocked it could cause a serious impaction that could become life threatening.
If the condition is more serious, the impaction may be removed via outpatient surgery while the cat is anesthetized.
Short term use of laxatives is generally safe except in appendicitis, fecal impaction, or intestinal obstruction.