Balto BT Jump Dual Knee Dog Brace
BT-JUMP-DUAL is a dog double knee brace designed for cases of bi-lateral cruciate ligament, luxation of the patella, knee joint conditions such as arthritis and arthrosis. The two splints inserted bring strong support. It can be used both as an alternative to surgery and in post-surgery (TTO, TTA, TPLO, DeAngelis)
This dog leg brace can also be used without the rigid splints for mild support. Applications vary from protection of the controlateral “good knee” to painful arthritis in the stifle.
CONTAINS: BT-JUMP-DUAL is a kit composed of 1 x Left and 1 x Right brace.
WHY USE BT-JUMP-DUAL?
- Bilateral knee conditions
- Old dogs (general degenerative process)
- Overweight dogs (High pressure on the good leg)
- Active dogs with a pronounced compensation behavior. The healthy hind leg is compensating for the injured hind leg that the dog is lifting while walking/running
BT JUMP has two pockets, which contain two angled splints that restrict the movement of the knee where necessary. An abdominal band ensures the dog knee brace is secured at the right height on the leg. An additional “Collar Link” is provided and can be used if needed in order to prevent the abdominal belt from sliding.
The brace can also be used without splints for conditions such as arthritis and arthrosis. This is because the compression it provides increases the blood pressure in the area, thus raising the temperature and reducing the pain caused by the conditions.
SIZES AND MEASUREMENTS: Before proceeding with your purchase, please make sure you have taken the correct measurements on your dog as shown below. If you have any doubt, please contact us by email and give measurements (A, H), weight and breed of your pet. We will forward the information onto the brace specialists to confirm the best size of dog knee brace for your pet.
- Do not measure on the knee
- Do not measure in the groin area
- Measure the circumference of the leg just at mid distance between the 2 (knee and groin)
- The leg must be in full extension, like when the dog is standing. If the dog is painful and do not put the leg on the ground then measure on the controlateral leg (the healthy one)
- Like measuring a child against a wall
- Place your dog along a wall, use a book or something to slide against the rump (it is the back of your dog above the hind legs) and leave a slight mark on the wall
- Then measure the distance on the wall
BE AWARE: Dogs with a sore leg for several days or weeks tend to develop a sore back and will round it to reduce the pain. A round back will show a higher H value that the dog’s normal height. A good massage on the back to relax it is also a great idea and they usually love it. If the back is still rounded then please measure H near the base of the tail or send us a picture of your dog with the tape next to him/her.
|SIZE||CIRCUMFERENCE A||HEIGHT H
|XXS||10-16cm / 3.9-6.3in||20-26cm / 7.9-10.2in||3-6kg / 6.6-13.2lb|
|XS||16-19cm / 6.3-7.5in||26-38cm / 10.2-15in||5-10kg / 11-22lb|
|S||21-26cm / 8.2-10.2in||38-48cm / 15-18.9in||10-20kg / 22-44lb|
|M||26-31cm / 10.2-12.2in||48-60cm / 18.9-23.6in||15-30kg / 33-66lb|
|L||29-38cm / 11.4-15in||60-70cm / 23.6-27.5in||28-45kg / 61.7-99.2lb|
|XL||36-45cm / 14.2-17.7in||68-78 cm / 26.7-30.7in||45-62kg / 99.2-137lb|
EXAMPLE OF BREEDS: IMPORTANT, Please do not select the size of the brace based on the examples below. You need to measure your dog to ensure brace fits accurately.
|XXS||Cats & Tiny Dogs||Pomeranians, Chihuahuas|
|XS||Small Dogs||Jack Russell, Shih Tu|
|S||Mid-Size Dogs||Beagle, Cocker Spaniel, French Bulldog|
|M||Medium Dogs||Border Collie, Bulldog, Kelpie|
|L||Large Dogs||German Shepherd, Labrador/Golden Retriever, Rottweiler, Doberman|
|XL||Giant Dogs||Bullmastiff, Great Dane, large Rottweiler and DobermaN|
POTENTIAL SIZE INCOMPATIBILITY: The dog knee brace is designed for standard leg proportions (size/shape). All three measurements (A, H, Weight) must indicate the same size in the size chart.
If ANY of the measurements you took does not enter the same size category, the brace may not fit (eg: dogs with short legs & large thighs). Should it be the case, please email us pictures for the measurements you took, the breed and weight of your dog. This will help the brace professionals to assess the way you took the measurements and recommend you the appropriate size to select. Example: Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Westin, Cairn, Basset Hound, Corgi.....
CHOOSE THE CORRECT SIDE: IMPORTANT, If you are standing behind the dog looking in the same direction, then the right leg is the one on you right. For example, the dog in the main photograph above is wearing the brace on its RIGHT LEG.
THE NEED FOR RIGID SPLINTS IN A DOG KNEE BRACE: Ensuring the stability of the affected part often means aiding recovery. The 2 angled lateral aluminium splints inserted in the sides of the BT-JUMP Dog Knee Brace restrict movement, as required, controlling the area which needs to be held still, while the abdominal belt keeps the support in place. Always get advice from your veterinarian first.
PRE-ORDER ITEM: This item will be shipped direct from the distributor. The distributor may contact you on our behalf to ensure best fit due to their is a no returns policy on this item.
FREIGHT CHARGES APPLY: This item excludes the free shipping over $99 , additional handling and insurance freight charges will be applied at checkout.
NO RETURNS ACCEPTED: Due to the likelihood that an animal using or being fitted with the brace can pass infection onto other pets from post surgery. We are not able to accept returns for this item due to health and safety reasons. It is extremely important that you follow all the steps above to ensure accurate fitting.