If you’re about to bring a cat into your home, take note! Apparently, cats named Oscar are the most unlucky, according to new research released by a pet insurance company who has delved back through their last 12 months of claims.
The findings, released by the Co-op Insurance, highlight that cats named Oscar are more likely to be unlucky than cats named Leo (number 7 on the list) or Coco (number 10 on the list). Boys also seem more likely to be unlucky than girls with only two spots in the top 10 awarded to female cats.
The Oscar’s of the cat world found themselves suffering from road traffic accidents, gastrointestinal disorders and mouth and oral problems, leaving owners with an average insurance bill amounting to £475, according to the Co-op Insurance’s claims data.
Speaking of the findings, David Hampson, Head of Pet Insurance at the Co-op, said: “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. 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.”
Story sourced from Co-op Insurance