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You are through to Dr Coles. I am a UK based vet. I am sorry to hear you are having problems with your dog. So the main issue is he is not eating? Have you tried offering him some other foods that he might like for example chicken/fish/scrambled eggs? Often diarrhoea can be caused by dietary indiscretion, picking up something they shouldn't do or possibly a bug/bacterial infection, they can also get campylobacter, giardia and other infections. I would recommend feeding him some bland and easily digestible food. I would also advise starting a probiotic such as Yudigest or canikur/prokolin. I would also advise if he continues having diarrhoea that he needs to be seen by his vet. If he doesn't want to eat anything at all I would also recommend contacting your emergency vet as there could be several things going on, for example infection, high temperature, stomach ulceration etc. Dachshund's are also prone to a condition called GDV where the stomach dilates, but usually this causes retching/attempted vomiting and they become very lethargic very quickly. So If this occurs please take him to the vets urgently. I would also touch his tummy gently to see if you feel any pain and check that his gums are nice and pink.
It is not really possible to say without examining him and palpating his abdomen and other clinical tests. however it is very common for dogs with food allergies to get increased gut sounds and borborygmi. It could be that you have tried him on different foods however many foods still contain the same basic ingredients. It would be best to try him on a hypoallergenic diet such as royal canin, hills or purina hypoallergenic. This is a strictly hydrolysed diet meaning they cannot have allergies or intolerance to this. However today sounds different to just simple stomach noises. I would also consider faecal testing to check for campylobacter, giardia etc as this could be causing recurrent issues.
Butchers is definitely not a hypoallergenic diet and often can be involved in food allergies. I would definitely stop that and start a hypoallergenic type food one of the brands recommended above.
Not necessarily, sometimes food intolerances only display intermittent symptoms. Sometimes it can also be related to certain treats or other foods causing inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. However a diet trial is definitely worth considering.
Thats good I am glad he is feeling better this morning. Yes I would recommend trying hypoallergenic diet and if any further issues persist it would be best to get him checked.