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Balto Hock Cat – Hock Brace for Felines

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Supports:

  • Achilles Tendon/Ligament Injury
  • Tarsal Bone Fractures
  • Tarsus (Hock) Instability
  • Hyperextension or Hyperflexion
  • Arthritis/Arthrosis
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The Balto® Hock Feline addresses hock pain, lameness and neuromuscular problems in cats. This feline hock brace is a great solution for cats 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 cat’s rear legs without compromising natural movement. This hock brace is an excellent option for cats 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

  • Single angled airplane aluminum splint that is slightly malleable for a more custom fit.
  • Adjustable upper and lower padding straps can be lengthened or shortened on the leg to ensure an excellent fit

Comes in sizes xx-small and x-small. To find the best size for your pet, visit the sizing chart

Handwashable
Vet approved and preferred
Non-neoprene

Learn How Properly Fit the Balto Hock to Your Cat

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

For indoor-outdoor cats, please remove the brace prior to going outside.

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 WEIGHT A B C
XX-Small 5 - 10 lbs 3.75" 3" 4.5"
X-Small 10 - 20 lbs 4.25" 3.25" 5.5"

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

SIZE WEIGHT A B C
XX-Small 2.27 - 4.54 kg 9.525 cm 7.62 cm 11 cm
X-Small 4.54 - 9.07 kg 10.795 cm 8.255 cm 14 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

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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 Feline addresses hock pain, lameness and neuromuscular problems in cats. This feline hock brace is a great solution for cats 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 cat’s rear legs without compromising natural movement. This hock brace is an excellent option for cats 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

  • Single angled airplane aluminum splint that is slightly malleable for a more custom fit.
  • Adjustable upper and lower padding straps can be lengthened or shortened on the leg to ensure an excellent fit

Comes in sizes xx-small and x-small. To find the best size for your pet, visit the sizing chart

Handwashable
Vet approved and preferred
Non-neoprene

Learn How Properly Fit the Balto Hock to Your Cat

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

For indoor-outdoor cats, please remove the brace prior to going outside.

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 WEIGHT A B C
XX-Small 5 - 10 lbs 3.75" 3" 4.5"
X-Small 10 - 20 lbs 4.25" 3.25" 5.5"

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

SIZE WEIGHT A B C
XX-Small 2.27 - 4.54 kg 9.525 cm 7.62 cm 11 cm
X-Small 4.54 - 9.07 kg 10.795 cm 8.255 cm 14 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

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 WEIGHT A B C
XX-Small 5 - 10 lbs 3.75" 3" 4.5"
X-Small 10 - 20 lbs 4.25" 3.25" 5.5"

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

SIZE WEIGHT A B C
XX-Small 2.27 - 4.54 kg 9.525 cm 7.62 cm 11 cm
X-Small 4.54 - 9.07 kg 10.795 cm 8.255 cm 14 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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OLie from South AFrica

WOW the service was extremely efficient, and FAST delivery was excellent.

Order placed on Saturday 20th April from South Africa and was received today Thursday 25th April.

VERY VERY IMPRESSIVE.

I will be taking my Cat to the Physiotherapist on Saturday to help me fit them, to ensure they fit right. Shame poor little boy was born with with No MUSCLE in his HOCK, so we searched and searched and eventually found your company. NO ONE in South Africa makes this. He was really suffering to walk and I have to help him.

I can only send picture once Physio has helped me fit.

Thank You Balto Italy.

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Andies

Our girl is 19yrs old. She has arthritis and one hock has a fracture. Our veterinary said she wanted both hocks to have a brace because even with the arthritis shot she received monthly there is a lot of inflammation.

We just did our first 30 minutes.

We are so hopeful this will help her get back up and going

Thank you for your product

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Hi Lynn, thank you for leaving a review with us. Keep us updated with your baby girl and let us know how she does with the braces!

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Hock Brace for Cats

This brace has been a life saver! My cat unfortunately was attacked by a couple of dogs last year, and it left him with permanent nerve damage in his back leg. I've tried several different braces to help him walk easier and prevent further damage to his hock joint. The braces I tried either weren't strong enough to keep his leg from bending improperly, or they were poorly designed and irritated his leg causing cuts and sores. This is finally the perfect design for a brace that is both supportive and comfortable. Glad I found this!

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