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Balto® Life – Hip Dysplasia Brace

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The Balto Life Brace bilaterally reduces pain by exerting compression on either side of the hips. It is effective for all degrees of dysplasia including degree E (the most severe) and hip arthrosis. This brace serves as an excellent alternative to surgery in cases where the dog is not an eligible candidate for surgery. Made of breathable and washable material that is both retentive and compressive. This brace comes with 2 adjustable-length handles that hook to the body of the brace for owner-assisted mobility and can used to help the dog get into or out of a car or on stairs. The handles can be removed if they are not necessary.

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Sizing guide for all braces

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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

Returns & Shipping

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 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.

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.


Promotion Return Policy: The purchase of any Balto USA product(s) using a promotional code(s) must additionally abide by the Balto USA Promotional Return Policy requirements. If a return is requested, the customer can: a) return promotional item(s) in their original, undamaged packaging with the return of their Balto USA product(s) purchase or b) return only the purchased Balto USA product(s) and have market price of the promotional item(s)* deducted from the refund of payment. In the event that the returned promotional item(s) are found used or damaged upon receiving, the market price of the promotional item(s)* will be deducted from the return of payment.


*KONG® Assorted Box - The assorted box includes 12 KONG® toys (small to large breeds) - $164.00 value.


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Full Description

The Balto® Life is ideal for dogs with all degrees of hip dysplasia. It can help relieve pain by providing bilateral hip compression via two rigid disks lined with a double layer of comfortable, soft material.

The brace is made from a washable, breathable fabric and features adjustable, removable handles to help pets with limited mobility. It can be used as an alternative for pets who are not suitable candidates for surgery, though it is not recommended to use in place of surgery.

Ideal for:

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Arthrosis
  • Pets with limited mobility


  • Bilateral compression of the hips helps reduce pain
  • Engineered to allow dogs to relieve themselves naturally without soiling the brace
  • Height adjustable handle straps
  • High quality breathable fabric
  • Hand washable
  • Available in 5 sizes

Quick Tips

  • 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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Reviewed by Joseph
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Rated 5 out of 5


My dog is able to stand up and walk. Great brace

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Hey there! Thank you for your positive review. We are so happy to hear that the brace is working out well for your dog. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.

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Reviewed by Kimberly F.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Excellent Craftsmanship

Although the sizing didn’t work for our dog, the craftsmanship of the brace was excellent. The design is smart and well thought out and had it fit, I am confident it would have helped his hip dysplasia. Customer service was also very responsive when we initially exchanged the large for a medium and then having to return the medium for a refund. If and when our dogs need anything like this in the future, we will certainly return to BaltoUSA first.

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Reviewed by Janice M.
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Rated 5 out of 5

This brace and this company are great

This brace and this company are great. Appreciate everything that these folks have done for me and my pet unfortunately she is just too small for the specific size brace. But it looks as if it would work great on an average or larger animal. Truly appreciate your patience and everything that they did for us in our fur baby! Thank you Jerry McCarty

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Balto® USA

Hi Jerry! Thank you so much for your positive review. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you in the future.