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pit bull back hind legs doesn.t support body , she falls to

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pit bull back hind legs doesn.t support body , she falls to the left
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

1) When did this start?

2) Does she have her head tilted to one side?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

1 about 2months ago


2 no only when she walks, and she seems to fall down when she tries to lay down

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
From your description - you are describing vestibular disease.

When there are problems with the vestibular system - you tend to be dizzy, disoriented, and at times even have nausea.

In general, there are 2 types of vestibular disease

1) Central vestibular disease - such as a brain tumor

2) Peripheral vestibular disease - either inner ear disease or even a stroke like episode that we classify as Idiopathic Vestibular Disease

General signs of vestibular disease include:
- Ataxia (lack of coordination, falling over)
- Nausea
- Nystagmus (back and forth or rotational eye movements.
- Circling
- Head tilt
- Falling to one side

I would recommend seeing your veterinarian for evaluation if the signs continue.

Medications you can discuss with your veterinarian in an attempt to improve quality of life and vestibular signs would either meclizine or cerenia - which are excellent for nausea and the vestibular nature of this disease.

I hope this information helps!
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