Bella, our German Shepherd finally lost her fight and has been dead since shortly after Christmas. A friend gave me a new dog on Christmas, it was a black lab/dalmatian mix. All was going well, no mange, no illnesses, clean bill of health from the vet. I wake up yesterday and she was fine, but by the evening she was seeming very lethargic and throwing up at times. She didnt eat either. She was placed in her cage before I went to the Van Halen concert, so that she wouldn't get sick all over the rugs, and stayed in the cages over night. When I woke up at 4:30 this morning to get some water, things were too quiet. The dog usually makes some noise when she in the cage, so when I heard none, I checked the cage and there was laying there dead in her cage. I dont' know what happened to her and would like to find out. One thing I did notice, when I pulled her from the cage the side of her face was covered in blood, as was a good portion of the floor around her cage. She was approximately 5-6 months old too. She was my running buddy. I'd take her for 3-5 mile walks & runs most every night with me. She'd make me laugh too with some of the comical things she'd do. I'm really going to miss her.