While most cats are afraid of the water, some cats actually like swimming, especially if they can get their humans to come along for a swim to escape the heat of the day. One particular cat breed known as the Turkish Van, actually likes swimming.

While it’s probably not a good idea to throw your cat in the water and expect it to swim by itself, you might want to train your cat to swim in case you have a ¬†swimming pool that the cat might fall in. By training your cat to swim, you could help save its life one day, and have a furry companion to keep you company the next time you decide to take a dip in the pool or lake during a hot summer day.

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