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Based on the information provided, it seems that your 2-month-old female mixed breed dog has been experiencing some unspecified symptoms for a period of 5 days, which are no longer ongoing. Without specific symptoms to address, I'll provide general advice for a young puppy that has recently had a health concern.

Firstly, it's important to ensure that your puppy is eating and drinking appropriately. Puppies have high energy needs and can become dehydrated or hypoglycemic if they're not taking in enough nutrients or fluids. Offer small, frequent meals of high-quality puppy food to maintain energy levels and support growth.

Hydration is equally crucial. Make sure fresh water is always available and encourage your puppy to drink. If she seems uninterested in water, you can try offering ice cubes or mixing a small amount of low-sodium chicken broth with the water to entice her to drink.

Rest is vital for recovery, so create a comfortable, quiet space for your puppy to relax. Ensure she has a warm bed away from drafts and that she's not being overly disturbed by household noise or activity.

Observe her behavior closely. If she's playful and energetic at times, that's a good sign. However, if she's lethargic, uninterested in play, or not interacting as usual, these could be signs that she's not feeling well.

Since your puppy is not currently on any flea and tick preventatives, it's wise to check her coat regularly for any signs of parasites. Fleas and ticks can cause discomfort and potentially transmit diseases, so it's important to keep an eye out for these, especially if she's been outdoors or in contact with other animals.

Regarding her vaccination status, it's critical to follow up with a veterinarian to start or continue her vaccination series. Puppies need a series of vaccinations to protect them against various infectious diseases, and these typically start around 6 to 8 weeks of age.

If at any point you notice symptoms such as persistent vomiting or diarrhea, difficulty breathing, seizures, or if she's not eating for more than 24 hours, these are signs that she should be seen by a veterinarian immediately. Additionally, if you notice any signs of pain, such as whimpering when touched or difficulty moving, seek veterinary care.

Remember, puppies are curious and can get into things they shouldn't, so puppy-proofing your home to prevent ingestion of toxic substances or foreign objects is essential.

Keep track of her health by maintaining a record of any symptoms, appetite changes, and bowel movements. This information can be very helpful for a veterinarian if further consultation is needed.

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