Dolce took a fall down the stairs just nine days before being brought to us for treatment. The 3-year-old Chihuahua became weak in her back limbs a few days later, and her back was unusually arched. After being taken to the local after-hours emergency hospital for vomiting and rolling repeatedly onto her right side, she was referred to us for evaluation. After a thorough physical and neurological exam, we determined that Dolce had vestibular disease. An MRI showed us that brain inflammation, or encephalitis, was the cause.