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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- How long has this been going on?
2- Does she have a head tilt?
3- Any pre existing medical conditions?
4- Any other symptoms?
1- Is the balance issue constant?
2- Can you stand her and while standing look at her eyes and see if they are going side to side or up and down?
Friend, when we see quick onset of balance issues this could be related to many different possible medical conditions. On history alone it will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause. But, common causes are: Vestibular disease (system that controls balance is off), neuromuscular disorders like a pinch nerve along the back, toxicity, thromboembolic (stroke like), etc. to name a few causes.
In this case unfortunately we are very limited as to what you can do at home. I would have her checked tonight by ER veterinarian, if this is related to a pinch nerve the sooner she is treated the better the prognosis. I realize that this answer may not be entirely to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear. But it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand.
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