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Have you been stimulating him to urinate and defecate?
Thanks for the information. First and foremost, may sure that he has a good size anal opening. Although extremely rare, it is possible to be born without an anus or a very small anal opening. If you are unsure, have your vet check it out. It may sound dumb, but make sure you are stimulating the anus after you stimulate the penis. Some people just stimulate around the penis and don't do the anus. A warm, wet cotton ball works best. With just being on a liquid diet, his stool should be soft to watery anyway, but you cannot rule out a fecal impaction from firmer stool. If the anal opening is normal, and you have been stimulating the anus, then your vet may need to confirm he has hard feces in his colon and given him a stool softener. Now, if you just found him the past couple days, chances are that he wasn't eating much before then and just wasn't producing a significant amount of stool. Since eating better, that will usually catch up. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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Hello. I was just following up to see how Rocky is doing and to see if you have any further questions.