How does the Turkish Van
compare to other breeds? I have prepared a page that
describes many of the breed's personality
characteristics that you might find useful. Click here to view it.
Why do some Turkish Vans have
more color on their bodies than others?
perfectly marked Turkish Vans to each other produces
a surprise in every litter. While you will likely get
some perfectly marked kittens, it is common to get
some that may have more color or spots on their
bodies due to the random nature of the spotting
factor. The size of the spots is also difficult to
predict and can be fairly large (more color) to a few
tiny spots. It is even possible to have kittens with
no or little color on the head. White tips on the
tail can also occur; this is more common out of the
Turkish imports since this trait is selected out in
the breeding program.
How often should I vaccinate
my Turkish Van cat? The recommended vaccination
protocals were released in the 2000 report from the
American Association of Feline Practitioners. Check
our health page for more information.
of SGC Fisher King at 5 months of age by Larry
Do you have more information
on the breed? Check out all of the sections
in the Van Info part of this site. You will find
information about their personality, feeding, color,
number of cats registered, how to show a Turkish Van,
their history and place of origin. If there are
additional things you would like to see on this site,
please let me know.
Do Turkish Vans travel well? A few Turkish Vans tend to get
motion sickness, so they do not always enjoy car
trips. Consult your veterinarian for ways to
alleviate discomfort if your cat suffers from motion
sickness. Ensure a roomy and safe carrier is
available with a litter box and soft area to nap for
your cat when traveling.
FAQs were written by Karen Hooker in response to some
of the common questions I have received over the
years. If you have any others I should include,
please let me know. Use with permission only, please.
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