Turkish Van

The Turkish Van or “Swimming cat” originated in the region around Lake Van in Turkey, where it developed the habit of swimming out into the harbour to greet the incoming fishing boats in the hope of scoring a free meal

Needs to be combed twice a week to remove dead hairs to prevent hairballs
Strictly an indoor cat
Important to keep them out of the sun
In winter these cats have a heavier coat, so more grooming is needed during this time
Lifespan 18 Years
Females are 4.5-6.5kg & Males are 6-8kg

Very affectionate
Friendly and outgoing, relaxed yet playful
Can be very cautious towards strangers
Are playful

The most unique trait of the Turkish Van is its semi long hair, which feels like cashmere
Coat is very soft and quick drying
Large size

Recommended Products

We recommend treating your cat to the following

Responsibly Fished

Responsibly Fished

Natural real fish & chicken, grain free & by-product free, the ultimate in cat cuisine. Using 100% tuna caught without the use of destructive Fish Attracting Devices (FAD’s) a major threat to sea life.

Gourmet Combinations

Gourmet Combinations

Natural real fish & chicken, grain free & by-product free, the ultimate in cat cuisine. In a range of delicious flavours that your cat will love.

Vet Formulated

Vet Formulated

Natural real fish & chicken, grain free & by-product free, the ultimate in cat cuisine. Specifically developed for Digestive Health.