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Could Your Cat’s Name Predict Their Health?

Have you ever wondered if your cat’s name could have a bearing on their future health? If so, you might have been right as a pet insurer has released their claims data for the last 12 months and cats named Oscar, George and Charlie are in amongst some of the unluckiest cat names.

The findings, issued by the Co-op Insurance reveal the top 10 unluckiest cat names and highlights that boys really are far more unlucky than girls, with 8 boys names and only 2 girl names making the list.

The pet insurer also revealed that domestic short-haired owners are more likely to claim for their cat’s woes.

Here are the top 10 unluckiest cat names:

  1. Oscar
  2. George
  3. Charlie
  4. Alfie
  5. Felix
  6. Max
  7. Leo
  8. Molly
  9. Billy
  10. Coco

Usually known for their dexterity and agility, it seems unlucky cats called Oscar really do need their nine lives, with the most claimed for condition being road traffic accidents, followed by gastrointestinal disorders, with mouth and oral problems also being common issues affecting their health.

David Hampson, Head of Pet Insurance at the Co-op, spoke about the findings saying, “Any pet can come with its fair share of misfortune, landing you with an unexpected trip to the vets or causing mischief around the house, however based on our claims data Charlie and Oscar certainly aren’t the luckiest names you can give your pet.

“Regardless of the name of your pet, making sure you have a pet insurance policy in place to cover these eventualities can be the best way to protect them and avoid unwanted vet’s bills, or ongoing treatments for life.”

This article has been sourced by Co-op Insurance

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