Know that an FIV, feline immunodeficiency virus cat reside indoors in a home where the temperature is not too hot or too cold. Basically if you are comfortable then the cat is also. If an FIV cat gets too hot and starts to pant or lick their fur to cool down then this puts the cat in a stressful state and can be harmful due to the weakened immune system, the same for a very cold house, the cold temperature would make the FIV cat suffer from stress.
|My FIV cat named Sam resting on the chair. He is one COOL cat.|
If you conditioner breaks and you have an FIV cat then allow the cat access to a ceramic tile floor or to your bathroom. The bathtub is a cool surface and will help them to feel cooler. Also install ceiling fans to circulate the air.
Know if your house gets too hot then put your cat in a carrier and take to veterinarian for day care until your air conditioner is fixed or buy a window unit air conditioner to keep your home comfortable. A home that is too hot is not good for human or FIV cat.
When my air conditioner broke two weeks ago the house got extremely hot and due to my cats age and health history I took him to the veterinarian for three days of kenneling. My house temperature reached 88 degrees and that was too hot for my cat with weakened immune system.
Husband shopped at Walmart.com and ordered a window air conditioner and was able to pick it up at our local store. Once the window unit was installed we could then bring our cat Sam home from kennel.
Learn more about FIV here