The initial treatment of a suspected fracture should start at home. It is ultra important to be careful how the animal is handled. It is wise to put a cloth muzzle on the animal. It may bite otherwise. This is not out of anger but is born out of acute pain! Gently attach a newspaper or magazine around the effected area and gently tape it. It is much easier at this point to pick the dog or cat up so that the fractured area is not touched while moving the pet. In the car, try to initially position the animal by placing it on the OPPOSITE side of the fracture site. Once at the hospital, veterinarians will diagnose than treat the condition. If the animal was hit by a car, that trauma is taken care of first so that the animal is stable than the fracture repair can be addressed once the pet is a good anesthetic risk. Fractures can be repaired by: direct reduction, bone pinnings, plus metal plates and screws. External fixation devices such as casts and splints are commonly employed. Cats are superb healers. Many suffer from severe pelvic fractures. In 8 weeks, without doing anything, they heal like nothing has happened to them! However, the female must be spayed to prevent obstetrical complications due to a small birth canal caused by the pelvic fracture. Post reduction, animals are put on and sent home on painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics. Other medications depend upon the actual cause of the bone fracture.