Product: Stifle (Knee) Brace
"I ordered the cruciate brace for my very active 7 year old Golden Retriever named Journey. She had her left cruciate repaired when she was 3 years old and recently tore her right cruciate. Due to her age and the prolonged recovery of cruciate surgery, I decided to try the brace. I am amazed at how it has changed her quality of life. Journey is now able to do all the things she loves; hiking, kayaking and swimming in the ocean. When I get the brace out she gets excited because she knows we are heading out for an adventure! Thank you so much for helping me help my girl!"
— Crystal, RVT & Journey (2018)
Product: Balto® Hock Brace
"Colbie has been using the Balto Hock Brace for slightly over a year now, and she has made improvements on her willingness to bear weight and step more on her weakened leg. She had a total of four surgeries after she was not properly operated for her calcaneus fracture in 2015. If the vet specialist had suggested a brace right after her arthrodesis surgery, I would think her muscles on that leg would probably be able to gain more and her ligament probably won't deteriorate as quickly. Six months later another vet suggested the Balto Brace! We instantly ordered one and after putting it on for all her walks, her gait was slowly getting better and was stepping more confidently. Of course, with hydrotherapy and extra swimming lessons, those activities helped her leg muscles as they've already atrophied quite a lot. We tried everything to save her leg from amputation. Everything about the Balto Brace is great, and the quality is very good. Thumbs up for Balto for saving dogs like Colbie. I suggest this to other dogs who might need it!"
— Jessica & Colbie (2018)
Product: Balto® CCL Brace
"We got our dog, Abby, the knee brace to help with her cruciate ligament injury. Initially, we had some difficulty placing the brace on the leg but in a short time learned to do this easily and quickly. The key for us was to first loosely place the abdominal strap around her followed by the clam shell after which the abdominal strap was tightened. This procedure was easily completed within aprroximately 15 seconds. For the first 8 weeks, the brace was used outdoors to restrict leg movement should Abby attempt to overexert her leg. The brace worked well in keeping the leg stable and discouraging her from attempting to run. When wearing the brace, she didn't put weight on the affected leg. As she is older and not overly active, we didn't feel the need to utilize the brace while indoors. We feel that using the brace outdoors prevented her from overstressing her leg, allowing for quicker healing times and possibly preventing possible re-injury."
— Fred & Abby (2018)
Product: KVP Cura™
"We first discovered issues with Arec, a former K-9 Police Dog, and called our veterinarian to check him out. Dr. Borth diagnosed Arec with coxofemoral arthritis, hip dysplasia, and lumbar spinal arthritis disease. Dr. Borth put Arec on pain meds and anti-inflammatories for a start. Dr. Borth also prescribed a series of shots and a KVP Cura unit.
We started by giving him treatments every single day, but after one week we decided to bump it down to 3 times a week. In the first three days I noticed a change in the way Arec was getting up and moving! THREE DAYS! It was insane! He was jumping up from laying down like he has done his whole life, and he was sitting without pain! At the end of that first week, Arec was back to his old self. He was laying down, sitting, bounding up to you, and jumping to greet you. He was also running in the back yard! It was amazing how quick he returned to himself with a week of treatment!
Before the treatments, when Arec went on walks he would frequently drag his back feet and you'd hear his nails scrape the ground. This was common for him due to the demanding job of being a police K9. Now after these daily treatments we did not hear him scraping his nails on the ground as often! We also no longer saw his crooked footsteps when walking! It's an amazing difference!
Arec continues to do well with the Cura. We have been giving him treatments every other day now for the past week. Before treatment he was always excited to go on walks, but there was no pep in his step. He has so much enthusiasm now! I was also worried about the Cura unit hindering Arec's mobility, but he was not hindered at all! He can walk, trot, run, sit, lay, relive himself, and do whatever he desires to do. He acts the same with the unit on as he does when he's not wearing it.
Arec is a former K-9 Police Dog awarded K9 of the Year in 2016."
— Tiffany & Arec (2019)
Product: Balto® Shoulder Brace
"The Balto Shoulder Brace seems to work well for Echo who has medial shoulder instability. We have found that it stops her leg from abducting from the shoulder, and she walks with a normal stride! The harness itself has durable material. Being a fluffy dog, fur does get everywhere, but it's quite easy to pull off this harness."
— Emba, RVN & Echo (2019)