I give vets LOT of slack. They have a very hard row to hoe. Folks ask them to kill their animals. Still, this was egregious!!! I could see that it was no tumor, as the hard swelling circled his anal opening completely. A tumor would have pushed it...well anyway. So I took him to my vet, the dear Dr. Han on Macdonald Ave. His protegee was there, and pulled out the impacted feces. He assured me that I could easily do it...so I believed him. He said that he'd lost muscle tone in the anal area...so we went home, no more swelling.
This was so much easier on him than having fingers inside him (!) and it worked immediately. !!
guess what??? After the enema, all was hunky-dory!! NO build-up...lovely stools every day. A healed cat. It was so easy. If I thought it would do any good, I'd inform the negligent doctor. i'm still too disgusted with him.
Wilson is an odd duck. He doesn't want to leave his cage, or the stand in front of it. this morning I put his food on the floor away from the cage...he will move away if the food isn't forthcoming in a timely manner. I guess I've brought this on myself...no more meals in bed!! He did move around a bit today..
He's also made a friend of Sanibel, or she with him...she gets up into his cage (the door is always open) and sits curled up with him. Awwww...
He's a gentle, pensive guy...looks deep into your eyes. We love them!