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1) Where did he originally come from? Is he a wild animal or domestically produced?2) What are you feeding him currently? 3) Is he eating to satiation or are you providing a only a certain amount of food per meal?
The ideal approach here is to find a wildlife rehab for him to go to. With him being wild there is always risk of intestinal parasites playing a role in his GI health and might explain the gas he's producing and constipation. Medically, I would urge you to have him examined and treated to address the suspect constipation but this raises another concern: It is illegal to sell or keep a raccoon as a pet in Kansas, even if you are a Good Samaritan trying to save its life. There may be a hefty fine associated with keeping him with a rehab license. There's a comprehensive list of KS wildlife rehabs here: http://ksoutdoors.com/Services/RehabilitationIn the short term, you can add a few drops of oil (fish oil, coconut, olive, etc) to the formula to help soften the stool and allow him to go more easily. You should see benefits within 3-12 hours.
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