We had a terrible experience when boarding our dogs at Spencer Springs. I would definitely recommend proceeding with caution if you are considering boarding your pet here. \r
We returned to pick our dogs on the fourth day of their three day stay, and were told that one dog had a slight case of loose stool. When I inquired about the vaccines given, the charts were unclear, except to say that a vaccine had been administered to one of the two dogs on the day prior to our pick-up date. The doctor not only had no explanation as to why the dog had been given the vaccine on the third day of his four-day visit, he also was unable to tell me which dog had received the vaccine. The vet was apologetic, and admitted that there was no excuse for such an error.\r
Upon check-out, I ran into the person who was responsible for caring for the dogs during their stay. She informed me that Sam had experienced severe loose stool over the last day.\r
Once we returned home, Sam experienced three weeks of periodic, but severe loose stool. We returned to Spencer Springs to have him examined, at which time the vet prescribed antibiotics and anti-diarrheal meds. These medications were totally ineffective. After our second return to the vet following the boarding, we decided to look for an alternative. \r
It wasn't until we became desperate that we sought the help of a holistic veterinarian. We treated our dog with a homeopathic remedy to reverse the negative effects of over-vaccinating, and put him on a diet of organic baby food and organic brown rice mixed with acidophilus for two weeks. His loose stool completely subsided within two days.\r
The level of incompetence that we experienced forces me to strongly recommend against having your pet treated at Spencer Springs.
Cons: incompetence, failed to acknowledge pet's history of reaction to vaccines