If your pet may have broken a bone or you suspect that she may have a fracture it is important to have her examined right away. First the fracture or break will need to be confirmed by taking an x-ray of the area. Once the fracture is confirmed the veterinarian will recommend a course of action. In some cases surgery is required to set the bones back in place. In any case a fractured or broken bone needs to be repaired as soon as possible so that it will not cause any additional problems or start to heal improperly.
Broken bones and fractures, even hairline fractures can be very painful. You should never try to reset your pet's broken limb and all suspected breaks require a veterinarian's examination, treatment and pain management recommendations. If you're regular veterinarian is not available or your pet was injured in a traumatic accident do not hesitate to call the closest veterinary emergency hospital.