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Based on the information provided, it appears your Abyssinian cat has been experiencing symptoms for three days, which have now ceased. Without specific symptoms listed, I'll provide general advice that can be helpful for a cat that has recently shown signs of illness.

Firstly, ensure that your cat has continuous access to fresh water and is eating a balanced diet appropriate for their age and health status. If your cat had shown a lack of appetite during those three days, it's important to monitor their eating habits to ensure they are returning to normal.

If your cat had been lethargic or less active than usual, encourage gentle play and interaction to stimulate their activity levels. However, do not force activity if your cat is still showing signs of wanting to rest.

For a cat that may have had gastrointestinal issues such as vomiting or diarrhea, providing a bland diet temporarily can help. This could include boiled chicken or white fish with no seasoning, and small amounts of plain, cooked pumpkin to aid digestion. Gradually reintroduce their regular food as their stomach settles.

If your cat had been showing signs of discomfort or pain, such as hiding more than usual or vocalizing when touched, providing a quiet and comfortable resting area can help them feel secure as they recover. Ensure their bedding is clean and soft, and the room is at a comfortable temperature.

Since your cat is not currently on any flea and tick preventatives, it would be wise to check their coat and skin for any signs of infestation or irritation. Even if no fleas or ticks are found, starting a preventative regimen can protect your cat from future issues.

Given that your cat is 11 years old and has no recent vaccinations, it's important to keep an eye out for signs of illness that could be prevented by vaccines, such as respiratory infections or feline distemper. If your cat begins to show respiratory symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing, or nasal discharge, or signs of gastrointestinal distress, these could be indications of a more serious condition.

If your cat shows any of the following signs, it would be prudent to seek immediate veterinary care: difficulty breathing, severe lethargy, unresponsiveness, sudden collapse, seizures, or any signs of pain such as vocalizing when touched or reluctance to move.

Remember, maintaining regular veterinary check-ups is crucial, especially for senior cats, to monitor their overall health and to catch any potential issues early.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.