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Q. My 14 week old pug female has had a slight cough since having her kennel cough stuff thru her nose but has been off her food for four days now usuall

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A. Although kennel cough might cause a mild decrease in appetite - if she has it, which I agree does happen rarely after getting the vaccine - I wouldn't expect it to cause her to turn down food for 4 days. I would recommend another visit to the vet to determine what's causing the appetite loss. There could be something else totally unrelated going on.

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A. There is a possibility she contracted kennel cough right before she got vaccinated. It take 7-10 days for pets to start showing symptoms of kennel cough after getting exposed to it and the vaccine does not protect 100% from getting sick from it. I would take her back to the vet for potential antibiotics if they confirm the suspicion of kennel cough infection.

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