I have an old German Shepherd who suffers with Arthritis who has suddenly starting nibbling around his shoulder/elbow joints a few months ago making then raw and sore and he was obviously in some discomfort. So I decided to give this stuff a try and I can honestly say it has worked a treat. It hasn’t cured his Arthritis, but it has eased the discomfort where he has been nibbling himself. I will continue to use this Balm.