Turkish Van cats (pronounced von) are also affectionately known as the "swimming cat" for their unusual love of water. Left to their own devices, you may find Turkish Van playing in ponds, paddling in pools or even splashing in the toilet if you aren’t careful! Turkish Van cats are also famed for their striking eyes and luxuriously soft fur. Beautiful and rare, they will charm you but watch out for their mischievous side!
Colour: Pure white with dark colouring on their head, tail and sometimes the back of the neck (referred to as the "Van pattern")
Coat: Semi-long haired
Size: Medium cat, 36 - 43cm (excluding tail)
Weight: 10 - 18 pounds
Lifespan: Variable but anywhere between 13 - 17 years
Temperament: Playful, mischievous, intelligent
Origin: Lake Van in Turkey
Help your Turkish Van cat live their best life by feeding them fresh cat food daily. Here are some of the benefits they will enjoy:
● Better digestion
● Improved energy
● Shiny, healthy coats
Like most cats, Turkish Van are obligate carnivores. This means they are genetically suited to getting their nutrients from meat. However, this is not the industry standard. Instead, more often than not cat food is made with very little meat which is poor quality and cooked at high temperatures to last on a shelf for months, even years.
At KatKin we are demanding better for cats. We refuse to prioritise profit over the health and happiness of cats everywhere. That’s why our fresh cat food is made with premium ingredients - simply 100% fresh-cooked human-grade meat - and vet approved. Don’t just take our word for it. Switch fearlessly and try fresh cat food with your Turkish Van today.
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One pouch of KatKin fresh cat food will satisfy your Turkish Van cat daily. This is because we tailor to every cat we meet. Inside our vet-formulated recipes are the exact daily calorie and nutrient needs your Turkish Van requires, making feeding time easier.
Ideally, a Turkish Van kitten should be fed 3 - 4 meals per day. We perfectly portion our kitten’s food into daily pouches. This means that one pouch should be divided throughout the day to give your kitten all the nutrients they need.
No, Turkish Van cats are not considered hypoallergenic. They tend to produce a lot of dander which is what usually causes humans to have an allergic reaction.
Turkish Van cats are not considered to shed a lot compared to other cats. This is because they only tend to shed their fur seasonally. In spring, they lose their semi-long coat from winter to prepare for the warmer summer months.
Turkish Van cats don’t like to be left alone. They love attention and if they don’t get it they may seek their own fun with destructive behaviour. Say goodbye to your favourite vase! However, if you have time for this energetic cat breed, they are a very rewarding and loving companion.
Show your Turkish Van cat the hardcore love they deserve by switching to fresh cat food. Simple, fresh & healthy. We never compromise on quality. Trial a KatKin 14 day food subscription for your Turkish Van cat today and receive 20% off.
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