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Balto Hock – Hock Brace

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Regular price$79.99
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Supports:

  • Achilles tendon/ ligament injury
  • Minor tarsal bone fractures
  • Tarsus (hock) instability
  • Hyperextension or hyperflexion
  • Arthritis/arthrosis
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The Balto® Hock addresses hock pain, lameness and neuromuscular problems. This canine hock brace is a great solution for dogs suffering from limited mobility following injuries to the hock/Achilles tendon. This breathable compression wrap, made with non-neoprene material, provides stability and support to your dog's rear legs without compromising natural movement. This hock brace is an excellent option for dogs in need of additional support while maintaining an active lifestyle.

Brace Applications:
  • Sprains and strains of the hock/Achilles tendon
  • Post-surgical support
  • Structural support for soft tissue injuries to the hock joint
  • Chronic hock pain management
  • Complementary treatment option to physical therapy – can be used in combination with hydrotherapy and acupuncture
  • This brace can be used on healthy joints, muscles and ligaments to prevent injury and provide structural support.
  • Wound management; protection of bandages from biting, licking, gravity and friction
Brace Features:
  • Three angled airplane aluminum splints; two splints aid in restricting the lateral movement, and a third in the front is slightly malleable for a more custom fit.
  • The brace can also be used without splints for conditions such as arthritis and arthrosis.
    • Compression helps increase blood flow in the affected area, which helps reduce stiffness, pain, and inflammation
  • Adjustable upper and lower padding straps can be lengthened or shortened on the leg to ensure an excellent fit

Comes in sizes x-small through x-large. To find the best size for your pet, visit the sizing chart here.

Handwashable
Vet approved and preferred
Non-neoprene

All Balto® braces are made from high-quality materials, not neoprene, which is known to: collect bacteria, provide inadequate support, and wear down quickly. A variety of sizes ensure a secure fit. No pinching straps.

Recommended for all ages unless otherwise advised by veterinarians. Apply brace for balanced increments of time, if appropriate, for pets under the age of 2 to prevent possible growth disturbances.

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Uses

Used to control the range of motion (ROM) and stabilize the tarsus or hock. Use to stabilize the tarsus or hock and provide compression.

Splints

The aluminum splints are not removable, but are adjustable. The aluminum (slightly adjustable) splints are removable bilaterally.

Fit

Uses adjustable hinges and padding for a secure fit. Uses adjustable Velcro for a secure fit.

Size Chart

SIZE SKU WEIGHT A B C
XX-Small BTHOCKXXS 5 - 10 lbs 3.75" 3" 4.5"
X-Small BTHOCKXS 10 - 20 lbs 4.25" 3.25" 5.5"
Small BTHOCKS 20 - 55 lbs 5" 4" 6.5"
Medium BTHOCKM 55 - 75 lbs 5.75" 4.75" 7"
Large BTHOCKL 75 - 110 lbs 6" 5" 7.5"
X-Large BTHOCKXL 110+ lbs 6.25" 5.5" 8.5"

Measurement A: Circumference above the hock
Measurement B: Circumference below the hock
Measurement C: Height of the brace

SIZE SKU WEIGHT A B C
XX-Small BTHOCKXXS 2-5 kg 9.5 cm 7.5 cm 11 cm
X-Small BTHOCKXS 5-8 kg 10.795 cm 8.255 cm 14 cm
Small BTHOCKS 8-25 kg 12.7 cm 10.16 cm 16 cm
Medium BTHOCKM 25-35 kg 12.7 cm 10.16 cm 18 cm
Large BTHOCKL 35-50 kg 15.24 cm 12.7 cm 19 cm
X-Large BTHOCKXL Over 50 kg 15.875 cm 13.97 cm 22 cm

Measurement A: Circumference above the hock
Measurement B: Circumference below the hock
Measurement C: Height of the brace

Instructions for Use

Step 1
Prepare the brace by opening the straps (Fig. 1).
figure 1 for balto hock brace
Step 2
Position the brace by lining up the splints with the hock (tarsus) (Fig. 2) and secure all the Velcro straps (starting with the bottom strap) around the leg (Fig. 3).
figure 2 for balto hock brace
Step 3
Tightly close with the Velcro straps.
figure 3 for balto hock brace

SHIPPING

Shipping Policy for all orders on www.baltousa.com

Please allow Balto® USA up to 2 business days for order processing. Once your order has been processed, you should receive it within 3-5 business days for standard shipping and 1 business day for Next Day Air. Shipping rate is calculated at checkout. For shipping outside the U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico, additional shipping costs may be incurred and the order should be received within 5-20 business days. Please be mindful of additional time for customs to process.

For any orders wanting to be shipped outside the U.S, please contact us at support@baltousa.com

If for any reason delivery is confirmed by the carrier and the product cannot be found, a police report must be filed before a replacement is sent. If the product is lost by the carrier, Balto® USA will file a claim and a replacement will be sent.

SHIPPING CHARGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

RETURNS & EXCHANGES

Start a Return

Returns & Exchanges

Once the product reaches the purchaser, Balto USA reserves the right to refuse a full refund. Balto USA will accept returns or requests for refunds for any product within 30 days of receipt of product. Refunds will be processed within three business days of receipt of product and will be issued to the method of payment used at purchase. Keep in mind that refunds can take a 5-10 business days to reflect in your account. Refunds will only be honored if during the initial fitting the product is determined to be a poor fit, function, and/or the product is affecting the health or healing of the patient. Visual inspection may be required.

The brace must be in resale condition to receive a refund. This means that the brace cannot have hair, wear, dirt, and/or no modifications can have been made to the brace. If the packaging is damaged there will be a 10% restocking fee deducted from that product's refund. After we receive the brace back, we will evaluate its condition and then issue a refund.  Balto USA does not offer refunds for refusal from your pet to wear the product. If the purchaser simply does not want to use the device for reasons other than described above, Balto USA will not issue a refund.

For supplement, nutritional, or consumable product items: Returns and exchanges are only available for unopened, sealed products in original packaging.

Balto USA will NOT cover the cost of return shipping. If you are needing to exchange your brace, a return mailing label will be provided for you once your request has been approved. To exchange a product, you will need to place your new order online. Once we receive the return or exchange back, we will evaluate its condition and then issue you a refund. Returns and exchanges must be in resale condition to receive a refund.

If for any reason delivery is confirmed by the carrier and the product cannot be found, a police report must be filed before a replacement is sent. If the product is lost by the carrier, Balto USA will file a claim and a replacement will be sent.

SHIPPING CHARGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Tips & Tricks

  • Allow up to two weeks for your pet to fully accept the brace
  • Wear the brace for 30 minutes a day, increasing 30 minutes each day after, for up to 12 hours
  • Consult your veterinarian for specific instructions on when to wear your brace
  • Remove the brace when your animal sleeps at night
  • Inspect your pet for signs of skin irritation. If any are present, contact your veterinarian
  • In addition to wiping the brace clean, keep skin and fur that comes into contact with the brace clean
  • Inspect your brace regularly for any damage

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Maintenance & Repair

A clean brace not only prevents infections, irritation, and a stinky smell; but it also allows your brace to last longer. To help support the longevity of your bracing device, here are some of our tips on how to properly clean your orthopedic bracing:

  1. Remove as much hair as possible from any Velcro® frequently to prevent compaction.
  2. Use lint roller or lightly adhesive tape to remove hair from the material of the brace.
  3. By hand, use warm water and a gentle cleansing soap to remove any stains and odors.
  4. Rinse soap thoroughly from the brace
  5. Hang to dry. Once the brace is completely dry, it is ready for use!

The Balto® Hock addresses hock pain, lameness and neuromuscular problems. This canine hock brace is a great solution for dogs suffering from limited mobility following injuries to the hock/Achilles tendon. This breathable compression wrap, made with non-neoprene material, provides stability and support to your dog's rear legs without compromising natural movement. This hock brace is an excellent option for dogs in need of additional support while maintaining an active lifestyle.

Brace Applications:
  • Sprains and strains of the hock/Achilles tendon
  • Post-surgical support
  • Structural support for soft tissue injuries to the hock joint
  • Chronic hock pain management
  • Complementary treatment option to physical therapy – can be used in combination with hydrotherapy and acupuncture
  • This brace can be used on healthy joints, muscles and ligaments to prevent injury and provide structural support.
  • Wound management; protection of bandages from biting, licking, gravity and friction
Brace Features:
  • Three angled airplane aluminum splints; two splints aid in restricting the lateral movement, and a third in the front is slightly malleable for a more custom fit.
  • The brace can also be used without splints for conditions such as arthritis and arthrosis.
    • Compression helps increase blood flow in the affected area, which helps reduce stiffness, pain, and inflammation
  • Adjustable upper and lower padding straps can be lengthened or shortened on the leg to ensure an excellent fit

Comes in sizes x-small through x-large. To find the best size for your pet, visit the sizing chart here.

Handwashable
Vet approved and preferred
Non-neoprene

All Balto® braces are made from high-quality materials, not neoprene, which is known to: collect bacteria, provide inadequate support, and wear down quickly. A variety of sizes ensure a secure fit. No pinching straps.

Recommended for all ages unless otherwise advised by veterinarians. Apply brace for balanced increments of time, if appropriate, for pets under the age of 2 to prevent possible growth disturbances.

Compare Like Braces

spacer   balto flexor product

Balto Flexor

balto hock main image

Balto Hock

Uses

Used to control the range of motion (ROM) and stabilize the tarsus or hock. Use to stabilize the tarsus or hock and provide compression.

Splints

The aluminum splints are not removable, but are adjustable. The aluminum (slightly adjustable) splints are removable bilaterally.

Fit

Uses adjustable hinges and padding for a secure fit. Uses adjustable Velcro for a secure fit.

Size Chart

SIZE SKU WEIGHT A B C
XX-Small BTHOCKXXS 5 - 10 lbs 3.75" 3" 4.5"
X-Small BTHOCKXS 10 - 20 lbs 4.25" 3.25" 5.5"
Small BTHOCKS 20 - 55 lbs 5" 4" 6.5"
Medium BTHOCKM 55 - 75 lbs 5.75" 4.75" 7"
Large BTHOCKL 75 - 110 lbs 6" 5" 7.5"
X-Large BTHOCKXL 110+ lbs 6.25" 5.5" 8.5"

Measurement A: Circumference above the hock
Measurement B: Circumference below the hock
Measurement C: Height of the brace

SIZE SKU WEIGHT A B C
XX-Small BTHOCKXXS 2-5 kg 9.5 cm 7.5 cm 11 cm
X-Small BTHOCKXS 5-8 kg 10.795 cm 8.255 cm 14 cm
Small BTHOCKS 8-25 kg 12.7 cm 10.16 cm 16 cm
Medium BTHOCKM 25-35 kg 12.7 cm 10.16 cm 18 cm
Large BTHOCKL 35-50 kg 15.24 cm 12.7 cm 19 cm
X-Large BTHOCKXL Over 50 kg 15.875 cm 13.97 cm 22 cm

Measurement A: Circumference above the hock
Measurement B: Circumference below the hock
Measurement C: Height of the brace

Instructions for Use

Step 1
Prepare the brace by opening the straps (Fig. 1).
figure 1 for balto hock brace
Step 2
Position the brace by lining up the splints with the hock (tarsus) (Fig. 2) and secure all the Velcro straps (starting with the bottom strap) around the leg (Fig. 3).
figure 2 for balto hock brace
Step 3
Tightly close with the Velcro straps.
figure 3 for balto hock brace

Shipping Policy for all orders on www.baltousa.com

Please allow Balto® USA up to 2 business days for order processing. Once your order has been processed, you should receive it within 3-5 business days for standard shipping and 1 business day for Next Day Air. Shipping rate is calculated at checkout. For shipping outside the U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico, additional shipping costs may be incurred and the order should be received within 5-20 business days. Please be mindful of additional time for customs to process.

For any orders wanting to be shipped outside the U.S, please contact us at support@baltousa.com

If for any reason delivery is confirmed by the carrier and the product cannot be found, a police report must be filed before a replacement is sent. If the product is lost by the carrier, Balto® USA will file a claim and a replacement will be sent.

SHIPPING CHARGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Start a Return

Returns & Exchanges

Returns & Exchanges

Once the product reaches the purchaser, Balto USA reserves the right to refuse a full refund. Balto USA will accept returns or requests for refunds for any product within 30 days of receipt of product. Refunds will be processed within three business days of receipt of product and will be issued to the method of payment used at purchase. Keep in mind that refunds can take a 5-10 business days to reflect in your account. Refunds will only be honored if during the initial fitting the product is determined to be a poor fit, function, and/or the product is affecting the health or healing of the patient. Visual inspection may be required.

The brace must be in resale condition to receive a refund. This means that the brace cannot have hair, wear, dirt, and/or no modifications can have been made to the brace. If the packaging is damaged there will be a 10% restocking fee deducted from that product's refund. After we receive the brace back, we will evaluate its condition and then issue a refund.  Balto USA does not offer refunds for refusal from your pet to wear the product. If the purchaser simply does not want to use the device for reasons other than described above, Balto USA will not issue a refund.

For supplement, nutritional, or consumable product items: Returns and exchanges are only available for unopened, sealed products in original packaging.

Balto USA will NOT cover the cost of return shipping. If you are needing to exchange your brace, a return mailing label will be provided for you once your request has been approved. To exchange a product, you will need to place your new order online. Once we receive the return or exchange back, we will evaluate its condition and then issue you a refund. Returns and exchanges must be in resale condition to receive a refund.

If for any reason delivery is confirmed by the carrier and the product cannot be found, a police report must be filed before a replacement is sent. If the product is lost by the carrier, Balto USA will file a claim and a replacement will be sent.

SHIPPING CHARGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

  • Allow up to two weeks for your pet to fully accept the brace
  • Wear the brace for 30 minutes a day, increasing 30 minutes each day after, for up to 12 hours
  • Consult your veterinarian for specific instructions on when to wear your brace
  • Remove the brace when your animal sleeps at night
  • Inspect your pet for signs of skin irritation. If any are present, contact your veterinarian
  • In addition to wiping the brace clean, keep skin and fur that comes into contact with the brace clean
  • Inspect your brace regularly for any damage

A clean brace not only prevents infections, irritation, and a stinky smell; but it also allows your brace to last longer. To help support the longevity of your bracing device, here are some of our tips on how to properly clean your orthopedic bracing:

  1. Remove as much hair as possible from any Velcro® frequently to prevent compaction.
  2. Use lint roller or lightly adhesive tape to remove hair from the material of the brace.
  3. By hand, use warm water and a gentle cleansing soap to remove any stains and odors.
  4. Rinse soap thoroughly from the brace
  5. Hang to dry. Once the brace is completely dry, it is ready for use!

Size Chart & Instructions Quickview

SIZE SKU WEIGHT A B C
XX-Small BTHOCKXXS 5 - 10 lbs 3.75" 3" 4.5"
X-Small BTHOCKXS 10 - 20 lbs 4.25" 3.25" 5.5"
Small BTHOCKS 20 - 55 lbs 5" 4" 6.5"
Medium BTHOCKM 55 - 75 lbs 5.75" 4.75" 7"
Large BTHOCKL 75 - 110 lbs 6" 5" 7.5"
X-Large BTHOCKXL 110+ lbs 6.25" 5.5" 8.5"

Measurement A: Circumference above the hock
Measurement B: Circumference below the hock
Measurement C: Height of the brace

SIZE SKU WEIGHT A B C
XX-Small BTHOCKXXS 2-5 kg 9.5 cm 7.5 cm 11 cm
X-Small BTHOCKXS 5-8 kg 10.795 cm 8.255 cm 14 cm
Small BTHOCKS 8-25 kg 12.7 cm 10.16 cm 16 cm
Medium BTHOCKM 25-35 kg 12.7 cm 10.16 cm 18 cm
Large BTHOCKL 35-50 kg 15.24 cm 12.7 cm 19 cm
X-Large BTHOCKXL Over 50 kg 15.875 cm 13.97 cm 22 cm

Measurement A: Circumference above the hock
Measurement B: Circumference below the hock
Measurement C: Height of the brace

Instructions for Use

Step 1
Prepare the brace by opening the straps (Fig. 1).
figure 1 for balto hock brace
Step 2
Position the brace by lining up the splints with the hock (tarsus) (Fig. 2) and secure all the Velcro straps (starting with the bottom strap) around the leg (Fig. 3).
figure 2 for balto hock brace
Step 3
Tightly close with the Velcro straps.
figure 3 for balto hock brace

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Didn't Fit

Too thick and stiff for a Chihuahua mix. Top part barely fit around his thigh and cut into the tendon just above the hock joint. Bottom was all the way down against and cutting into his foot.

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Hi Christine, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry to hear that the brace didn't provide the proper fit for your Chihuahua mix. At Balto, we understand that every pet is unique, and finding the right fit can be a challenge, especially for smaller breeds like your furry friend.

Our goal is to provide comfortable and effective solutions for all pets, and your insights will help us improve our products to better accommodate the needs of smaller breeds.

Thank you again for your review and for giving our product a try. We value your feedback as it helps us continuously enhance our offerings to better serve the needs of our customers and their beloved pets.

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Awesome Brace

My Great Pyrenees is hyper extending his tarsas. We had to have a custom boot made to help with this but it is very big, bulky, and rubs the skin raw. I bought this brace to try and it works just as well, if not better, than the custom boot!

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Bracy!

When I put the brace on my dog I say let’s get bracy on and she stands to let me do it. It’s super easy to get on and very well made. It doesn’t seem to slip if I tighten the Velcro straps. If it’s too lose the dog can pull it off which happens quite fast.

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Great brace

Easy to put on and helps my dogs luxating hocks on our walks. He has a little trouble getting up at first but it helps him walk a lot longer than he use to. Very stable and well made!

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