A few hours ago, my wife's dog died. My father-in-law woke us up because he found her. We went to a wedding yesterday and before we left she seemed fine. She had issues with her joints for the past few weeks and wouldn't eat. One night she vomited and seemed to feel really lethargic. Before all this happened (when she started losing appetite), we brought her to the vet and he did a blood test which came out fine. He gave us something to alleviate her arthritis and to treat a possible infection because of a cut she had on her tail(my wife said maybe her tail got caught up in the fence in the backyard). Months ago she had a benign tumor on her leg the vet removed. They said it didn't spread. Could that have something to do with it? But wouldn't the vet have found something in her blood if the tumor had spread? Yesterday after we got home my wife's brother said she wouldn't eat and come into the house. He had to bring her in. My wife tried to lift her up and she started whining in pain. She started panting heavily but otherwise seemed relaxed. We thought she might be in pain because of her joints so we left her lying in the living room and went to sleep. At 3:40 her Dad found her dead. My wife mentioned that some dogs get tangled up intestines ( I don't know the medical term). Can a dog die from that? I'm sorry if I might confuse you but I can't really think straight and I'm not a native speaker. I haven't slept all night either. Thank in advance!