Basically, about 2 hours ago, I found one of two of our Dachshunds dead in the back yard when I put them out for awhile. No indication of a bullet wound (Hey, this IS Tennessee) or another dog attack, but she was acting a little strange a few weeks prior and a little before.
She was abandon by her former owner about 6 months ago with the other Dachshund, and became a bit fat when she came to us. Then, she started to throw up quite a bit a few weeks ago, but stopped after awhile and resumed eating and drinking, and I dismissed it as a one time thing. Then, she wouldn't drink water when I put her in the back (Which she always does the first thing she went out), so it may have been a stomach or kidney thing, or she may have been feeling bad.
She wasn't that old, either. Vet said she was in good shape and was around 2-4 when we first brought her in, so she wasn't very old. Only thing I can think of is either her getting fat (Which is a bit bad for Dachshunds) caused her to have a heart attack/internal organ problems, or she may have had something when she first came, or developed something. Since I cannot afford to do a Autopsy via the vet (Around $500), all I can do for her now is bury her in a nice spot. Anyone have any idea what may have happened?