The semi-longhaired coat (and especially the tail) of the Turkish Van will need regular combing to keep it free from knots and tangles, and to remove any loose hairs which could cause fur balls. Although they are a very active breed they will adapt to life indoors, although they will need to be kept well occupied with toys and other distractions. They will eat most good quality brands of cat food, and will enjoy treats of chicken, ham and even grated cheese. However, cows’ milk will probably give them a stomach upset, and a bowl of water should always be available. With their interest in water it is especially important with this breed of cat that toilet seats are kept firmly down.