Aw, how mortifying! I hate to say it, but it's funny that you post this thread. We JUST went through a diarrhea bout with both GSDs. Uhm... I guess I could find a positive and say at least the 12 week old pup here decided to clean up after herself. By eating it. *shudder*
We were traveling from my parents' house in FL back to TX when we had a similar situation. We had to pull in to a gas station and they let us hose out the crate and the dog. When we got to the hotel we tried giving her a bath but all they had were those little tiny soaps so we asked for a bunch of them and got her in the tub and wet, stuck those little soaps all over her and rubbed them around. Not too effective but all we could do. All night we smelled wet dog/poop/and perfumey soap. Oh, and it was Valentine's Day
I'm sorry that I keep laughing. My old dog has kind of lost control. When I hear her get up, I hurry her to the door - often too late and usually WAY too early in the morning. I was up at 4:00 today, but we made it. I'll probably get paybacks tonight for laughing at you.
If it would make you feel better to laugh at me, just picture this...."Old dog" can't really poop squat anymore. She can pee squat - I guess 'cause that's lower and easier. So - she kind of half squats and walks along leaving a poo trail as she goes. Yep - that's what I wake up to.
The only thing worse than a GSD having diarrhea in her crate is a GSD having diarrhea ALL OVER your carpet, then stepping in it and walking around with poop covered paws! At least the crate contains it. Think positively!
Last week my 10 year old pit mix had the most rancid diarrhea all over my car . . . ALL OVER my car. It was melted milkshake consistency and soaked right in to the seats. Despite a good shampooing my car still smells really bad.