My Beagle is 16 y/o and she was having trouble getting around in spite of being regularly on dasuquin ( doggie glucosamine-which is a very good product also,by the way). I was even having to carry her up the steps and she didn't want to go on walks. Well, Meloxicam has changed her life(and mine!) She was given it by my vet for pain and inflammation after some surgery she had. She did so well on it I asked for another prescription. Well, my little Casey is going up steps , willingly going on walks, and even LEAPED up the front steps the other day, something that took me back to when I first got her as a young beagle-rescue. I was so happy to see her doing well again. Another good thing: those kind of drugs in humans raise the blood pressure if taken chronically , but my vet said 'not so' in dogs. I will always keep her on it. She will need some blood work after 3 months my vet said if the prescription is to be refilled. BTW, the 100ml bottle was $50 cheaper through VetDepot.com from what the vet charged!