How to Ease the End of Life Transition of Our Beloved Animal Companions
Death is usually equated with fear: and most often fear of the unknown. Preparing for our own death seems unimaginable, but if you've ever shared your life with an animal, there's an unwritten rule that with any luck you're going to outlive your beloved 4 legged friend. So in a society that doesn't like to discuss, let alone make preparations for death, how can we prepare to help them on that final journey?
Learn the Tools of Love, Compassion and Dignity To Help Your Pet Transition to the Next World
Be prepared. Not just emotionally, but physically too. Surround yourself with the best veterinary support you can, not just conventional medicine, but holistic practitioners: everything from homeopaths to Reiki healers. Learn to listen to your animals and what they need. They'll tell you.
Yes, You Can Communicate With Your Animals
Brighthaven in California is a home for animals that are surrounded by other animals and humans devoted solely to helping care for them in difficult times and particularly at the end of their lives. Some live far longer than initially expected. However, all receive love, compassion, and great physical and spiritual healing. The BrightHaven Guide to Animal Hospice, will teach you how to take care of your beloved animal companion at the most critical time their life, offering up techniques and tools to help you understand them and what it will take to help them on their final journey.
The BrightHaven Guide to Animal Hospice is available on Kindle and paperback
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About the Author
Gail Pope is the Founder and President of BrightHaven Animal Sanctuary, Rescue, and Hospice (www.brighthaven.org) in northern California near Santa Rosa. For more than two decades, her focus has been on helping senior and special needs animals on a journey of holistic healing, all the way through hospice care and transition. She has also created a comprehensive education program for caregivers to realize these options for their own animals.
Born and educated in Harrow, England, Gail's early career path included investment banking and the airline industry before her relocation to the United States in 1986. Living in Southern California, Gail was employed as personal assistant to actress Stefanie Powers and by the William Holden Wildlife Foundation, afterwards forming her own travel agency with daughter Kirstie. The agency was sold three years later when Gail, after a life-changing revelation, decided to form an animal rescue organization. She then worked for several years with veterinarian Dr. Douglas Coward to gain experience suited to her new direction.
Since 1991, Gail's work in the world of animal healthcare and hospice has been widely acclaimed. Gail primarily employs classical veterinary homeopathy in the care of her animals and is a certified Animal Reiki teacher. She is proud to have served as a founding board member for The International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care.
Gail and her work have been featured in many publications, including Best Friends, Animal Wellness, the LA Times, Orange County Magazine, and the Orange County Register, as well as on Access TV, Channel 50, and in regular appearances on Animal Talk Naturally.