My 8 yr. Old bully Sadie was diagnosed with elbow dysplasia and arthritis she was 1 yr. Old the vets wanted to operate but because of the arthritis we chase to wait. We put her on Meloxicam once a day. It has really helped. She also lost 10 lbs. Which really helped. She was very active before but we try not to let her run very much. Hope things go well.