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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.
Mechanical obstruction can also result from hernias, fecal impaction, abnormal tissue growth, the presence of foreign bodies in the intestines, or inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease).
Cerumen impaction refers to the buildup of layers of earwax within the ear canal to the point of blocking the canal and putting pressure on the eardrum.