Tenafly Veterinary Center

Pain Management

At Tenafly Veterinary Center, we believe that managing both acute and chronic pain in pets is the heart of compassionate and effective veterinary care. Our goal is to work with your and your pet throughout every stage of their life to help prevent, manage, and eradicate pain. The two classifications of pain we refer to are acute and chronic. Each type of pain affects animals in different ways and each case is unique. This is why our highly experienced team at Tenafly Veterinary Center strongly encourages annual wellness checks in order to examine and evaluate any signs of pain, however small they may be.

Acute Pain Management

Acute pain is usually the result of some kind of accident, procedure, or trauma. Acute pain is characterized by shooting or sudden sharp pain. While this may sound scary, acute pain can be remedied in six months or less when addressed by your veterinary care provider.

Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain is typically a result of a lasting health condition such as arthritis, diabetes, or cancer. Chronic pain is usually something that a pet will live with their whole life, since it’s caused by long-term health conditions. In cases of chronic pain, our intent is not to eliminate pain, but rather mitigate it. Our goal in these cases is to keep your pet’s pain levels as low as possible and do our best to keep them comfortable and content.