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Understanding that your Abyssinian cat is 10 months old and currently not showing any ongoing symptoms, it's important to consider general health and preventative care at this stage of her life. Since she hasn't been vaccinated, it's crucial to schedule a vaccination appointment. Vaccinations are essential in protecting against various diseases, such as feline distemper, calicivirus, and rabies.

Without flea and tick prevention, your cat is at risk of parasitic infestations. Fleas can cause itching, irritation, and potentially lead to flea allergy dermatitis or anemia in severe cases. Ticks can transmit diseases like Lyme disease or cytauxzoonosis. It's advisable to start a vet-recommended flea and tick prevention program to safeguard her health.

If your cat starts to exhibit any unusual behaviors or symptoms, such as refusing to eat, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, or sudden changes in behavior, it would be wise to seek immediate veterinary attention. These could be signs of underlying health issues that require prompt medical intervention.

For her overall well-being, ensure she has a balanced diet appropriate for her age and breed, access to fresh water, and plenty of opportunities for exercise and mental stimulation. Regular grooming and dental care are also important to maintain her coat and oral health.

In the event that she begins to show signs of respiratory distress, such as open-mouth breathing, persistent coughing, or blue-tinged gums, or if she has a sudden inability to use her hind legs, these are emergencies, and she should be taken to a veterinary hospital immediately.

Keep her living environment safe by removing any small objects she could swallow, securing cords and strings, and ensuring she doesn't have access to toxic plants or substances. Regular check-ups with your veterinarian can help catch any potential health issues early on.

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