No one wants their dog to lose their cancer battle, but the truth is that cancer can be unpredictable in its response rate to treatment and in survivorship. Which is why we interviewed this week’s special guest, Wendy Van de Poll, MS, CEOL, a grief loss coach, and expert. Wendy is a best-selling author who has made it her life mission to help other dog lovers like herself, learn how to hope for the best, while also planning for the worst– in case that dreaded day comes sooner than you or your veterinarian anticipate. According to Wendy, preparing for loss can not only help you cope, but it can also help exchange feelings of guilt with feelings of a peaceful departure. One where both you and your dog can deeply connect and embrace all the feelings of love and shared special moments, even long after they make their journey over the rainbow bridge.
In this episode, Wendy Van de Poll, MS, CEOL, talks to our listeners about pet grief loss strategies, energy work, making lists to help document all the shared moments you had with your dog, and provides tips for listeners on how they can learn to open themselves up to communicating with their animals while they are living, as well as after they have passed on to the afterlife.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger.
https://mauimedia.com/titles/how-to-meditate-with-your-dog/ by James Jacobson and Kristine Chandler Madera
Related and Helpful Links:
https://store.dogcancerblog.com/collections/coping-guide by Dr. Demian Dressler
https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/grief-can-be-complicated/by Dr. Demian Dressler
https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/grief-loss/reflections-four-days-after-departure/by Dr. Demian Dressler
https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/grief-loss/mourning-for-dogs-and-their-people/ by Dr. Demian Dressler
About Today’s Guest, Wendy Van de Poll, MS, CEOL:
Wendy Van de Poll, MS, CEOL, is a pioneering leader in the field of pet loss grief support and an international best-selling and award-winning author. She is dedicated to providing a safe place for her clients to express their grief over the loss of their pets. She is compassionate and supportive to all who know her.
What makes Wendy successful with her clients is that she gets grief! “Over the years I’ve dealt with my own grief and helping many people communicate and connect with their pets long after their loss.”
Her particular mission when working with pet lovers and pet care professionals is to provide specific guidance on how to manage loss while taking care of one’s unique journey. Through a compassionate, directed, step-by-step approach, she has assisted countless pet lovers, pet caregivers, veterinarians, and pet cemetery owners in addressing end-of-life events.
She is a Certified End of Life and Pet Grief Support Coach, 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 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 rural New Hampshire with her husband, her rescue doggo Addie and all kinds of wildlife.
How to Connect with Wendy Van de Poll, MS, CEOL:
Wendy Van de Poll’s website: https://wendyvandepoll.com/
Center for Pet Loss Grief website: https://centerforpetlossgrief.com/
Link to Wendy Van de Poll’s Pet Loss and Grief best-selling books: https://centerforpetlossgrief.com/books/
Links to Wendy Van de Poll’s Animal Communication book: https://wendyvandepoll.com/animal-wisdom/
Links to Wendy Van de Poll’s blogs: https://centerforpetlossgrief.com/blog
Follow Wendy Van de Poll on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wendy.vandepoll
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Follow the Center for Pet Loss Grief on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ctrpetlossgrief
Subscribe to the Center for Pet Loss Grief’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW_Dyd9KIEBuJUtOBvzJrtw
To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide,” go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/
This episode is sponsored by the best-selling animal health book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity by Dr. Demian Dressler and Dr. Susan Ettinger. Available everywhere fine books are sold.
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Wendy Van de Poll MS, CEOL is an expert and pioneering leader in the fields of pet loss grief support and animal communication. She is a twelve-time International Bestselling Author and the founder of Center for Pet Loss Grief. She provides wisdom, joy, and compassion for all people and animals in her practice. Wendy is a Certified Life and End-of-Life and Grief Coach.