My Cat Has Died: What Do I Do?

Making Decisions and Healing the Trauma of Pet Loss

Non-Fiction - Grief/Hardship
177 Pages
Reviewed on 09/10/2016
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Author Biography

Wendy Van de Poll is a pioneering leader in the field of pet loss grief support. Wendy is dedicated to providing a safe place for her clients to express their grief over the loss of their pets.

What makes Wendy successful with her clients is that she get’s grief! “Over the years I’ve dealt with my own grief and helping many families communicate and connect with their pets long after their loss. It’s what I’ve done since I was just 5 yrs old!”

She is compassionate and supportive to all who know her.

Her passion is to help people when they are grieving over the loss of a pet and her larger than life love for animals has led her to devote her life to the mission of increasing the quality of life between animals and people no matter what stage they are in their cycle of life! She has been called the animal whisperer.

She is a Certified End of Life and Pet Grief Support Coach, Certified Pet Funeral Celebrant, Animal Medium and Communicator. She is the founder of The Center for Pet Loss Grief and an international best-selling and award-winning author and speaker.

She holds a Master’s of Science degree in Wolf Ecology and Behavior and has run with wild wolves in Minnesota, coyotes in Massachusetts and foxes in her backyard. She lives in the woods with her husband, two crazy birds, her rescue dog Addie and all kinds of wildlife.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

My Cat Has Died: What Do I Do? Making Decisions and Healing The Trauma of Pet Loss (The Pet Bereavement Series Book 4) by Wendy Van de Poll is a book for all cat lovers, and also for all those who are experiencing grief after losing their feline companions. The tools offered by the author help to support readers through their grief, and also guide them in dealing with all the changes one experiences after a loss. If your cat has died, if you are experiencing grief, and if you are keen on doing something special so that you will not forget your cat, then this is the best book for you.

The author discusses the personal journey one goes through during this challenging phase, and the contemplation questions at the end will help a reader to proceed on their journey, personally and profoundly. The contemplation questions will make one look into concerns, fears, emotions, and thoughts, and will help readers connect better with their feelings. The author gives excellent suggestions and tips, and handles the topic very well so that the memories of a beloved pet give comfort. Losing a pet is always painful and the bond between humans and cats has been dealt with well. The book is good for all those who have cats as pets as it prepares them to cope with the loss of their pets when it happens. The book is original and the author handles a universal topic with expertise.