Jack has elbow dysplasia with arthritis in said elbow, and has for years. With supplements, swimming, and weight control we have managed to keep the pain pretty manageable. He was limping after exercise, but not normally otherwise. Then recently he somehow gave himself a soft tissue injury in that area. The soft tissue injury was diagnosed as tendonitis. The tendonitis has gotten significantly better, but it seems to have caused the elbow arthritis to get worse. I have been taking Jack to an acupuncturist. He says the real issue now seems to be the arthritis. We are doing our best to get the pain under control without meds. However, at this point he cannot even swim short periods of time without being sore the next day. Jack seems in very good spirits about the whole thing. He's eating fine, still super happy, and he wants BADLY (very badly) to be active, but I'm afraid to let him because he just ends up limping. I'm seriously considering putting him on daily NSAIDS. He used to get Deramaxx when he had a bad day, but the acupuncturist recommended we stop. He said if we put him on them daily he recommends Metacam or Prevacox while giving him milk thistle and sam-e. I hate doing web searches for this stuff because I always stubble on the "Drug XYZ Killed My Dog!!!" sites.... Anyone have any advice or experiences giving dogs daily NSAIDS?