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Understanding that your Abyssinian cat is 10 months old and has been experiencing symptoms for a period of 3 days which have now ceased, it's important to consider what those symptoms were to provide accurate advice. Since you haven't specified the symptoms, I'll provide general guidance based on common issues in young cats.

If your cat was showing signs of gastrointestinal upset, such as vomiting or diarrhea, this could have been due to a dietary indiscretion or a mild stomach bug. Ensure that your cat has access to fresh water at all times and monitor her eating habits. If she's not on a specific diet, feeding a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice for a few days can help settle her stomach. Gradually reintroduce her regular food over a few days once her symptoms have fully resolved.

In the case of respiratory symptoms like sneezing or coughing, these could have been due to a mild respiratory infection. Keep her environment clean and free of dust or strong scents that could irritate her airways. A humidifier can also help if the air in your home is dry.

For skin-related issues such as itching or a rash, it's important to ensure that your cat is not exposed to any potential allergens or irritants. Regular grooming can help remove any environmental allergens from her coat. If she was scratching excessively, providing a scratching post and trimming her nails can prevent self-inflicted injury.

If your cat was lethargic or less active than usual, make sure she has a comfortable and quiet place to rest. Encourage gentle play to stimulate her if she's feeling better, but don't force activity if she's still recovering.

In any case, keep an eye on her for any recurrence of symptoms or the appearance of new ones. If she stops eating or drinking, becomes extremely lethargic, has difficulty breathing, or shows signs of pain (such as crying out when touched or reluctance to move), these are red flags that require immediate veterinary attention.

Remember to keep up with her vaccinations and parasite prevention as she grows, as these are crucial for her long-term health. Regular check-ups with a vet can help catch any issues early and keep your cat healthy.

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