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|I know all about this, happened to me, late on a Sat night, I did not know what was happening, luckily one of my show friends was over, and knew the signs. She said he is blocked, and we have to get him to a vet right now. Like you, it was a horrible experience, and this is what I have learned, and no more issues. For future reference, you have 12 hrs to get them to a vet, or, its too late, if they are blocked, so very glad you took him in.
You "have" to feed wet only, have to, and it has to be mixed with water, so its real soupy, twice a day. No dry, at all, at all.
You have to give them purified drinking water, no tap water, it has too many minerals in it, no distilled water, no spring water, has to be purified drinking water. I get the store gal jug, its $1.00, some also use Brita, some use PURR.
I tried to save money, gave him wet once a day, dry at night, in he went. My vet said you have, to give him wet only, and it has to be mixed with the water, no more issues after that.
They pee outside the box, because they associate the pain with the box.
I feed Blue Wilderness chicken and turkey, its grain free. He is a little guy, only 9 lbs, so he gets 1/2 small can in the morn and 1/2 can at night, and he maintains his weight. Treaties are the Pure Bits freeze dried chicken or turkey.
He was 2 when it first happened, he is now 7, and other than when his mommy tried to save money, he has not had any more issues.
Feeding Loki wet only, and keeping him flushed out, is the key.
Once you find a food that he will eat, take that can, and Loki, to the vet. He/she will look at the calorie count, and decide how much he should be fed, per day, I split it into 2 feedings. You have to loose the weight very very very slowly, or you risk liver disease, been there too, that was 3 months and $800 of tests and med changes, she ate the bread, and, the plastic.
Blue Wilderness also makes a Weight Management, but don't know what the ingredients are, never had to feed it. Look at the Blue Buffalo site, stay away from Longevity and Blue Spa, they have grains in them. Look at the Blue Wilderness and the Freedom. Best of luck, I know what you went thru and how terrifiying it was. (((((((((((((BIG HUGS))))))))))))))