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My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that Mr. Lyons is having difficulty defecating. The only safe over the counter medication for stool softening in cats is Miralax. The human enemas and laxatives are very toxic to cats.
Here are some other things you can try, though, to encourage him to defecate-
-offer canned food. The added moisture and the change in food can often stimulate movement of the bowels.
-encourage more water drinking to improve his hydration. Dehydration is a major culprit in kitties getting blocked up.
-take his temperature rectally. You can "over lubricate" the thermometer before inserting it in the rectum and this can help make the area a bit more slippery. Once the thermometer is in the rectum, move it around gently to stimulate the rectum to feel like there is poop right there and encourage the colon to push the feces out. (This trick is commonly used in human infants who have difficulty moving their bowels).
Does this help? Do you have any other questions?