Balto – Dog Hip Brace – Dysplasia
WHAT IS IT FOR?
This dog hip brace helps dogs suffering from hip dysplasia, reduces pain by exerting bilateral compression on the hips and helps keep the femoral head in place.
It is also used for other pathologies such as hip arthritis or hip dislocation/luxation (post-surgery).
It is made of breathable and washable material that is both retentive and compressive.
BT LIFE comes with 2 handles adjustable in length that can be hooked to the brace in case of need and that the owner can use to help the dog get into or out of a car or on stairs. The handles can be removed if they are not necessary.
BT Life consists of 2 rigid disks lined with a double layer of soft high-density material. These disks act to compress both hips, increasing body temperature in the zone and thus reducing the pain caused to the dog by the pathology. Constant use of the brace leads to concrete well-being in the life of the dog, reducing part of the effects of dysplasia.
- Reduced pain thanks to bilateral compression of the hips.
- Breathable fabric.
- Easy fit.
- Hand washable.
- Adjustable straps and handles.
Available in five adjustable sizes.
Examples of Breed and Weight – Please measure and if unsure of the size, contact us before ordering
XS – Dachshund – Fox – Miniature Poodle… about 5 to 9 kg or 11 to 20 Lb
S – Cavalier King Charles… about 10 to 16 kg or 21 to 35 Lb
M – Border collie… about 17 to 29 kg or 36 to 63 Lb
L – Labrador, German Shepherd… about 30 to 50 kg or 64 to 110 Lb
XL – Saint Bernard – Great Dane… about >50 kg or > 110 Lb
HOW TO TAKE MEASUREMENTS
Measure the circumference of the leg at the level of the groin with a tape measure.
|Sizes||Circumference (cm)||Circumference (inch)|
|XS||15-20 cm||6-8 inch|
|S||21-30 cm||8 1/4 – 12 inch|
|M||31-35 cm||12 1/4 – 14 inch|
|L||36-45 cm||14 1/4 – 18 inch|
|XL||46-55 cm||18 1/4 – 22 inch|
HOW TO WEAR
Open all the straps, place the brace facing the dog’s rear legs and slip it on like a harness.
Before closing the straps check that the disks are correctly positioned at the hips.
Now slide the straps inside the white rings and close them on themselves, tightening them strongly to ensure proper compression.
If the straps are too long you can shorten them, removing the Velcro end and cutting the excess material.
Then put the Velcro part back on and tighten the straps so that they close near the back and not around the brace. It is important for the brace to be very tightly closed.
Put on the handles if necessary.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE
- During the period of restraint, it is advisable not to leave the dog alone for too long, because it might try to remove the brace, by biting or scratching it.
As your pet has the potential to damage the brace or injure themselves, we recommend the supervision of your dog at all times when wearing the brace.