Balto Life – Hip Dysplasia Brace
Balto Life – Hip Dysplasia Brace
Balto Life – Hip Dysplasia Brace
Balto Life – Hip Dysplasia Brace
Balto Life – Hip Dysplasia Brace
Balto Life – Hip Dysplasia Brace
Balto Life – Hip Dysplasia Brace
Balto Life – Hip Dysplasia Brace

Balto Life – Hip Dysplasia Brace

Rated 4.3 out of 5
Based on 18 reviews
Regular price$179.99
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Supports:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Pets experiencing paralysis or partial paralysis
  • Hip inflammation
  • Arthritis/ arthrosis
  • Hind end instability and mobility
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The Balto® Life relieves pain associated with any degree of hip dysplasia, and allows optional mobility assistance from pet parents. This canine hip dysplasia support brace is a great solution for dogs suffering from limited mobility and motor difficulties following injury, disease, or aging. This breathable compression harness lift, made with non-neoprene material, provides stability and support to your dog's hips without compromising natural movement. The brace also allows for normal elimination. This hind-end brace is an excellent option for dogs in need of additional hip support while maintaining an active lifestyle.

Brace Applications:
  • Alternative to the use of a towel or other household item which is known to cause abdominal injury to pets, or strain to the user supporting
  • Post-surgical mobility support
  • Complementary treatment option to physical therapy – can be used in combination with hydrotherapy and acupuncture
Brace Features:
  • Two removable hip padding discs; can be placed on either side of the hips to provide added compression/ stiffness
  • The brace can also be used without additional hip padding to adjust for comfort (highly recommended to use padding for best results)
    • Compression helps increase blood flow in the affected area, which helps reduce stiffness, pain, and inflammation
  • Adjustable straps can be lengthened or shortened on the leg to ensure an excellent fit around the hind end
  • Height-adjustable handles allow a comfortable extension from the brace to the user’s hands.
  • Removeable handles for all-day use; even when immobile/resting

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.

Size Chart

SIZE SKU CIRCUMFERENCE
X-Small BTLIFEXS 6" - 7.75"
Small BTLIFES 9.75" - 11.75"
Medium BTLIFEM 11.75" - 13.75"
Large BTLIFEL 15.75" - 17.5"
X-Large BTLIFEXL 19.5" - 21.5"

Measurement A: Circumference of upper thigh

SIZE SKU CIRCUMFERENCE
X-Small BTLIFEXS 15-20 cm
Small BTLIFES 25-30 cm
Medium BTLIFEM 30-35 cm
Large BTLIFEL 40-45 cm
X-Large BTLIFEXL 50-55 cm

Measurement A: Circumference of upper thigh

Instructions for Use

Step 1
Prepare the brace by opening the straps. Open the brace and lay it flat while guiding your dog's legs into the designated openings (Fig. 1).
figure 1 for balto life brace
Step 2
Pull the brace up around the dog. Position the brace by lining up the hips with the padded discs (Fig. 2).
figure 2 for balto life brace
Step 3
Secure all the Velcro straps by passing them through the buckles. Tightly close with the Velcro straps (Fig. 3).
figure 3 for balto life brace
Step 4
The straps are adjustable: Remove the Velcro ends and cut the strap to the desired length. Reapply the Velcro ends and tightly close with the Velcro strap to ensure the brace is stable (Fig. 4).
figure 4 for balto life brace
Step 5
The straps should be close to the back and should not be around the brace. It is important for the brace to be tightly closed (Fig. 5).
figure 5 for balto life brace
Step 6
Attach the adjustable handle and adjust as needed (Fig. 6).
figure 6 for balto life 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

Need Replacement Parts? The following parts are available for this brace:

REPLACEMENT PART Velcro® Tabs

 

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® Life relieves pain associated with any degree of hip dysplasia, and allows optional mobility assistance from pet parents. This canine hip dysplasia support brace is a great solution for dogs suffering from limited mobility and motor difficulties following injury, disease, or aging. This breathable compression harness lift, made with non-neoprene material, provides stability and support to your dog's hips without compromising natural movement. The brace also allows for normal elimination. This hind-end brace is an excellent option for dogs in need of additional hip support while maintaining an active lifestyle.

Brace Applications:
  • Alternative to the use of a towel or other household item which is known to cause abdominal injury to pets, or strain to the user supporting
  • Post-surgical mobility support
  • Complementary treatment option to physical therapy – can be used in combination with hydrotherapy and acupuncture
Brace Features:
  • Two removable hip padding discs; can be placed on either side of the hips to provide added compression/ stiffness
  • The brace can also be used without additional hip padding to adjust for comfort (highly recommended to use padding for best results)
    • Compression helps increase blood flow in the affected area, which helps reduce stiffness, pain, and inflammation
  • Adjustable straps can be lengthened or shortened on the leg to ensure an excellent fit around the hind end
  • Height-adjustable handles allow a comfortable extension from the brace to the user’s hands.
  • Removeable handles for all-day use; even when immobile/resting

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.

Size Chart

SIZE SKU CIRCUMFERENCE
X-Small BTLIFEXS 6" - 7.75"
Small BTLIFES 9.75" - 11.75"
Medium BTLIFEM 11.75" - 13.75"
Large BTLIFEL 15.75" - 17.5"
X-Large BTLIFEXL 19.5" - 21.5"

Measurement A: Circumference of upper thigh

SIZE SKU CIRCUMFERENCE
X-Small BTLIFEXS 15-20 cm
Small BTLIFES 25-30 cm
Medium BTLIFEM 30-35 cm
Large BTLIFEL 40-45 cm
X-Large BTLIFEXL 50-55 cm

Measurement A: Circumference of upper thigh

Instructions for Use

Step 1
Prepare the brace by opening the straps. Open the brace and lay it flat while guiding your dog's legs into the designated openings (Fig. 1).
figure 1 for balto life brace
Step 2
Pull the brace up around the dog. Position the brace by lining up the hips with the padded discs (Fig. 2).
figure 2 for balto life brace
Step 3
Secure all the Velcro straps by passing them through the buckles. Tightly close with the Velcro straps (Fig. 3).
figure 3 for balto life brace
Step 4
The straps are adjustable: Remove the Velcro ends and cut the strap to the desired length. Reapply the Velcro ends and tightly close with the Velcro strap to ensure the brace is stable (Fig. 4).
figure 4 for balto life brace
Step 5
The straps should be close to the back and should not be around the brace. It is important for the brace to be tightly closed (Fig. 5).
figure 5 for balto life brace
Step 6
Attach the adjustable handle and adjust as needed (Fig. 6).
figure 6 for balto life 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

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

Need Replacement Parts? The following parts are available for this brace:

REPLACEMENT PART Velcro® Tabs

 

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 CIRCUMFERENCE
X-Small BTLIFEXS 6" - 7.75"
Small BTLIFES 9.75" - 11.75"
Medium BTLIFEM 11.75" - 13.75"
Large BTLIFEL 15.75" - 17.5"
X-Large BTLIFEXL 19.5" - 21.5"

Measurement A: Circumference of upper thigh

SIZE SKU CIRCUMFERENCE
X-Small BTLIFEXS 15-20 cm
Small BTLIFES 25-30 cm
Medium BTLIFEM 30-35 cm
Large BTLIFEL 40-45 cm
X-Large BTLIFEXL 50-55 cm

Measurement A: Circumference of upper thigh

Instructions for Use

Step 1
Prepare the brace by opening the straps. Open the brace and lay it flat while guiding your dog's legs into the designated openings (Fig. 1).
figure 1 for balto life brace
Step 2
Pull the brace up around the dog. Position the brace by lining up the hips with the padded discs (Fig. 2).
figure 2 for balto life brace
Step 3
Secure all the Velcro straps by passing them through the buckles. Tightly close with the Velcro straps (Fig. 3).
figure 3 for balto life brace
Step 4
The straps are adjustable: Remove the Velcro ends and cut the strap to the desired length. Reapply the Velcro ends and tightly close with the Velcro strap to ensure the brace is stable (Fig. 4).
figure 4 for balto life brace
Step 5
The straps should be close to the back and should not be around the brace. It is important for the brace to be tightly closed (Fig. 5).
figure 5 for balto life brace
Step 6
Attach the adjustable handle and adjust as needed (Fig. 6).
figure 6 for balto life brace

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Have not used it. Heavy and slightly awkward. Could be user error. Need more direction from company .

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Hi Jennifer! Thank you for leaving a review with us. I have just sent you an email to follow up and assist with the application of the brace!

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Ended up not being able to use with our dog (No fault of Balto). Returned weeks ago and have yet to receive refund. If I ever need another one will order through Amazon with free shipping and returns. Paid over $25 for shipping and return. Lesson learned.

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Hi Tammi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry to hear that the brace did not work out for your furry friend. At Balto, we strive to provide the best possible fit and comfort for every pet, but we understand that sometimes our products may not be the right solution.

Regarding your refund, we make every effort to process returns promptly. However, please allow up to 10 business days for the refund to be processed and reflected on your statement. If you haven't received your refund within this timeframe, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer service team, and they will be happy to look into the matter for you.

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Excellent way to help your dog

I loved the durability and strength of this product. I would recommend a larger size than small. I have a 90 german shepherd who is 10 months old and the large was way too small for him. I measured him and it suggested large but I would suggest a larger than smaller. Because you can't return this, I now have to get another one. However it is worth it because I feel this is really going to help him.

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Hi Kat! Thank you for leaving a review! We do allow you to exchange an item within 30 days of receipt of product. If you'd like to return the large feel free to complete the Return Form on our website or email us.

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Great help!

This has been super helpful in helping older pets with hip/back issues. Easy to use!

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