My friend recommended these to me. My little Maltese is very finicky and older and I was afraid she would not like the taste or chew them up but she does! She's been taking them not quite a week and my friend said that a week or two and I'll notice a difference - her hips and other joints are sore and I didn't want to put her on the hard meds from the vet. Unless I give another update I am VERY pleased. So far so good. Alexis is 13 years old and has a hard time getting up and down stairs and her stairs to the bed so I hope these work - hate to see her struggle.