My Cat Is Dying: What Do I Do?

Navigating Emotions, Decisions, and Options for Healing

Non-Fiction - Grief/Hardship
168 Pages
Reviewed on 08/13/2016
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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 Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

My Cat Is Dying: What Do I Do? Navigating Emotions, Decisions, and Options for Healing is Book Three in the Pet Bereavement Series, an insightful and well-written work on the science of grief for lost pets. A lot happens from the moment one gets the news that their pet is traversing its last moments of life to the moment it actually dies. One goes through emotional and psychological pain, the denial phase, and the sad feeling of waking up hoping to hear the meows of one’s cat or feel its fur against one’s skin. Every loss is painful. But it can be a path toward a deeper connection with one’s self and a deeper level of healing. In this new book, Wendy Van de Poll offers powerful tools and insights to guide readers through the process of bereavement.

My Cat Is Dying: What Do I Do? is beautifully written and the author’s voice comes across as compassionate and understanding. Here is a tool, a companion, and words from a friend who seems to touch the pain of her readers with warm and tender hands. Wendy Van de Poll’s work is groundbreaking, accessible, and written in a conversational style that will appeal to many readers. It is interesting to see how she gives flesh to her words by carefully weaving real life experiences into the writing. As I read through these pages, I became increasingly aware that the tips graciously offered will become helpful to anyone suffering any kind of loss, from a best friend, to a family member, to a special pet. It is a useful companion to those suffering from grief of any kind, a highly recommended self-help book.