Do You Struggle To Get Your Cat Into the Car or Carrier?

Traveling with your cat can cause both of you enormous amounts of stress. Acute anxiety and fear may keep your cat from getting to the vet for routine care.

For cats who struggle with traveling or vet visits, Bonqat can help by creating a calmer experience without many of the side effects of a sedative.

Does your cat show signs of acute fear and anxiety when traveling or visiting the vet?

The Subtle Signs of Acute Travel Anxiety

While some cats may show obvious signs of acute anxiety and fear when traveling to and from the vet, such as meowing, yowling, aggression, and trying to escape, others might show subtle signs. Left unmanaged, these signs can worsen with each experience.

Subtle signs of acute travel anxiety in cats include:

  • Restlessness
  • Continuous licking/grooming
  • Tail flicking or flattening of ears
  • Freezing/crouching
  • Intense breathing/panting
  • Urinating or pooping
  • Dilation of pupils

The Bonqat Solution

  • Bonqat is not a sedative—it’s designed to target the specific brain chemicals involved in feline acute anxiety and fear.*
  • Bonqat is approved as safe and effective in alleviating acute anxiety and fear associated with transportation and veterinary visits in cats.
  • Given around 1.5 hours before your travel or vet visit, Bonqat comes in an easy-to-dose oral solution and can be administered with a small amount of food.

*In a clinical study, 3 of 108 cats experienced sedation that resolved without treatment.1

It’s Time to Talk to Your Vet About Bonqat

Bonqat is available by prescription only, so an in-person vet visit may be required. Before being prescribed Bonqat, there are some additional things you can do to prepare your cat for their visit.

Ask your vet if Bonqat is right for your cat!

Vet-Approved Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: See Prescribing Information. Not for human use. Do not use in cats with known hypersensitivity to pregabalin. Use with caution in cats with cardiac disease, hypertension, renal disease, or severe systemic disorders. The safe use of BONQAT has not been evaluated in breeding, pregnant, or lactating cats; in cats younger than 7 months of age; in cats with cardiac disease, hypertension, renal disease, or severe systemic disorders; or in conjunction with opioids and other sedatives. The most common side effects are incoordination, lethargy, and vomiting.

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  1. Lamminen T, Korpivaara M, Aspegrén J, Palestrini C, Overall K. Pregabalin alleviates anxiety and fear in cats during transportation and veterinary visits—a clinical field study. Animals (Basel). 2023;13(3):371. doi:10.3390/ani13030371