Originally Posted by Wyorp Rock
I'm wondering if the vent never formed correctly and he can't
Could be a birth defect. Do you have a vet that can look at him?
The only other thing I can think of is give him a soak in a warm epsom salts bath, pat dry then apply some hemorrhoid cream, if the vent is protruding by chance, the cream will hopefully reduce the swelling so he can "go".
Hi there! Just took him to the vet. She said the same as you, he might have a defect where he hasn't got an opening. She stuck a syringe up his vent, which confirmed that he actually does. Phew!
However, she said she could feel a block. She said it probably wasn't poo as she couldn't get through it, she said it may be an internal growth stopping the flow of poop.
She decided to squirt some water up there. Then my poor boys vent started bleeding! She said the water went somewhere which is a good sign. She also said the blood may be because the needle went through the growth which was stopping the poop. She said make sure he eats and drinks lots and see what happens, but its a 50/50 chance.
Thankyou for all your help and guidance, it means a lot!