Confronting the Myths of Healing Pet Loss are never easy…

The Myths of Healing Pet Loss can be especially annoying when you are trying to cope with your loss. Yet, when you actively debunk them they will actually help you discover a deeper understanding for what you are experiencing.

Are you

  • Faced with some limiting beliefs that society or others are pressuring you to believe?
  • Finding that these myths are actively feeding your grief to the point that these Myths of Healing Pet Loss have become difficult stumbling blocks for you?

In my articles where I talk about what constitutes normal grief and have explored the seven stages of grief, you can find additional support that will give you strength and knowledge for what you are experiencing.

And with this series of 11 mini-articles you are going to learn about the Myths of Healing Pet Loss that may come along with your journey. Each week I will present a different myth and then an action step for you to personally explore for healing pet loss in your heart.

To introduce the Myths, I would like to share Myth #1

  1. It is selfish and extravagant to mourn and grieve the death of a dog when our world has so much human suffering

Debunking—You are a pet lover, and you understand how important your companion is to you. The grief surrounding the fact that your companion has a terminal illness or has died is significant.

People are capable of simultaneously grieving both animals and humans. One doesn’t have to detract from the other. By grieving and mourning your pet, you are showing tremendous compassion for the world at large.

Your First Myth of Healing Pet Loss Action Step

Have you experienced this myth yet while Healing Pet Loss? If so how did it make you feel when someone challenged you? What did you do to personally debunk this myth for Healing Pet Loss in your life?

If you would like more support please reach out to me. I have many services that can help you to never feel alone again with your pet loss grief.


Wendy Van de Poll, MS, CEOL is a leader in the field of pet loss grief support, animal communication, and animal mediumship. She is the founder of the Center for Pet Loss Grief and Center for Animal Communication.  She provides wisdom, joy, and compassion for grief relief in her practice. If you would like to contact her please click here. You can find her books on Amazon.