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Good evening, I am Dr. Jessica and I'd be happy to try to help you and Kuhn.
I have a couple things I would be concerned about with Kuhn and unfortunately neither one will be easily treated with natural remedies. The biggest issue I have other than the fact that he won't eat or drink, is the fact that he is vocalizing and showing you signs of pain. Cats are very tough and if they are verbalizing their pain, then they are truly hurting.
Firstly, the obvious concern would be if he actually ate some packaging with the raw chicken. An intestinal obstruction would be a concern and could certainly cause pain. If he isn't able to pass the material he would require surgery to remove it. The raw chicken by itself could cause diarrhea but may resolve on it's own. Vomiting would be attributed to the obstruction. However, cats don't tend to gorge themselves like dogs and I see obstructions in dogs far more commonly. X-Rays may be necessary to diagnose an intestinal blockage but it isn't necessarily an emergency. But I would recommend getting him evaluated tomorrow if the vomiting continues and he can't hold down liquids. Pancreatitis is another gastrointestinal problem that can arise from eating something like raw chicken. They will vomit and be painful in the abdomen but most of my pancreatitis cats aren't vocalizing.
My other big concern would be a urinary blockage. I know you said he has gone to the litter box frequently and not defecated, but when is the last time he urinated? If he has gone several times to the box with no urine produced, and he is vocalizing in pain, then this is an emergency and he needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. Male cats can get an obstruction in their urethra causing them to be unable to urinate. This then causes extreme pain and distress as the bladder fills. They will quickly go into kidney failure as the urine backs up into the kidneys. It can be life threatening and they need to be unblocked immediately. This is easy to diagnose and would just need a veterinarian to palpate the bladder. If it is full and hard and urine cannot be manually expressed then a urinary blockage can be assumed. If you feel a urinary blockage is possible, he needs to be seen tonight because they can be life threatening. I don't mean to worry you but I want to make sure this isn't his problem.
I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.
I have to log off tonight. If you have any other questions or concerns I will check back tomorrow. Good luck with Kuhn. I hope he is feeling better very soon.
Keep monitoring his urination to make sure he is going. You may want to confine him to a room with his own litter box to know for sure if it is him. Hopefully if he did eat something it is passing so the pain may improve as it makes its way to the colon. You can try to entice him with stinky food. . .the stinkier the better. Pieces of tuna, tuna juice, chicken broth in a syringe, or canned flaky food with gravy so he can lick the gravy if he wants. You can try to syringe water to him or even fine baby food to get some fluids into his system. However, if he vomits don't force it. If there is something passing he may not eat until the nausea subsides. I wouldn't let him go more than a couple days without food as cats can develop liver problems when they starve themselves. I am happy to hear he is walking around a bit better. That is certainly a good sign. It is possible the passing of feces will help him. Let me know if anything else develops. I am working today but I will check in periodically. Good luck!
Oh I am so glad you took him in! That can have catastrophic consequences. I'm sure he's feeling much better now. :)