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Dr. Millden
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Understanding that your Abyssinian cat is 11 years old and has been experiencing symptoms for a period of three days, which have now ceased, it's important to consider what these symptoms may have indicated. Since the text you've provided is unclear, I'll address general concerns for a cat of this age and breed.

Abyssinian cats are generally active and healthy, but like all breeds, they can develop certain age-related conditions. Since there's no mention of specific symptoms, I'll cover a few common issues that could arise in senior cats.

Dental disease is common in older cats and can cause symptoms such as bad breath, difficulty eating, and pawing at the mouth. Regular dental care, including brushing your cat's teeth with a vet-approved toothpaste and providing dental treats or toys, can help maintain oral health.

Arthritis is another condition that can affect senior cats, leading to decreased activity, reluctance to jump, or changes in grooming habits. Providing a warm, comfortable bed, using ramps or steps to help your cat reach favorite spots, and discussing joint supplements or pain relief with a professional can be beneficial.

If your cat had gastrointestinal symptoms, such as vomiting or diarrhea, these could be due to a variety of causes, including dietary indiscretion, parasites, or more serious conditions like kidney disease or diabetes. Ensuring a balanced diet, keeping the environment free of toxic substances, and providing fresh water can help maintain digestive health.

For any senior cat, it's crucial to maintain regular check-ups to monitor their health status, even if they appear to be in good health. This can help catch any potential issues early on.

In the event your cat shows signs of distress, such as labored breathing, extreme lethargy, sudden collapse, or uncontrolled vomiting or diarrhea, these are emergencies, and your cat should be taken to a veterinary facility immediately.

Keep your cat's living area clean and free of hazards, and ensure they have a stress-free environment. Engage in gentle play to encourage activity and provide mental stimulation.

Remember, maintaining a routine health check schedule and keeping an eye on any changes in your cat's behavior or physical condition is key to their well-being. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.