I began this blog in March 2014 when our cat suddenly developed symptoms of heart disease after dental surgery in February. Unfortunately, the disease took him August 9, 2014. Now that he has passed, there isn't much more to add to the blog but I will post something from time to time. Please read the corresponding blog "Cat Living with HCM" and the Facebook pages Cats Living with HCM and the Feline Moderator Band Facebook page.
It's that time of year when I advise you to keep your HCM cat as cool and as humid free as possible (or warm if it's the winter season where you are.) Run fans, dehumidifiers, and AC (portable or other types) as often as you can. Make sure filters and water buckets are clean and free of mold and mildew (each item has different needs.) Run the AC at about 72 degrees: too cold or too hot and the cat may have a difficult time breathing, and remaining comfortable. You don't want to create breathing issues and you don't want to cause stress reactions in the body to heat and humidity. And don't forget plenty of cold water! Good luck!