Thursday, 18 August 2016

Unluckiest Pet Names

Have you ever thought if your pets name is lucky or not ?

Did you know that dogs called Charlie are the unluckiest in the UK.

And if you are a feline called Oscar be sure to count your 9 nine lives !

Female pets are more lucky than the their male counter parts.



Calamitous canines called Charlie are more likely to be the victim of pet insurance claims according to data from the Co-op Insurance, and if you’re after a lucky cat be sure to never name it Oscar. 

Data from Co-op insurance shows that if you own a dog prone to calamity called Charlie then they have an unlucky dog name , whilst Oscar is the unluckiest name for a our beloved cats.

Co-op asked me if any of our cats had an interesting story behind their names

Rollie my own cat is actually Rollie the 2nd as the first Rollie was sadly run over , you would have thought perhaps to have named him nothing else but the naming of the pet was down at the time to a 10 year old. This was coming from the same child when asked once in a shoe shop what the name of his Teddy bear was my toddler son firmly and honestly replied :



"Teddy of course "

You can not argue with that sort of practicality !


And Jack the cat is actually named after Jack Black the actor and comedian though we call him Jack in a box as he really does love a box ( Rollie doesn't like boxes , how weird is that for a cat ?)







Did you know that the  average insurance bill for dogs amounting to £510 and cats £475**, the need for owners to protect their animals from illness and accidents has never been greater.

When thinking of a name for your pet , dog owner as mentioned might wan to steer lear of naming their dogs Charlie Alfie and Bella, whilst cats called Oscar ,George and Charlie are harbingers of bad luck. 





Unluckiest Pet Names
Top 10 Dog
Top 10 Cat
1
Charlie
1
Oscar
2
Alfie
2
George
3
Bella
3
Charlie
4
Max
4
Alfie
5
Ruby
5
Felix
6
Molly
6
Max
7
Rosie
7
Leo
8
Oscar
8
Molly
9
Bailey
9
Billy
10

Poppy
10
Coco



My friend has a Border Collie called Molly who suffers from a ongoing hip placement and regular goes to the vets for Hydrotherapy which is really helping Molly , the cost of this is met by the pet insurance and Molly goes once a month for her treatment and throughly enjoys it.


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 gastro-intestinal disorders, with mouth and oral problems also being common. Owners of domestic shorthairs are more likely to claim than any other cats.

Digestive system disorders are the most claimed for illness for dogs named Charlie,  followed by skin conditions and neurological disorders, such as seizures, head tilt, tremors or blindness, with crossbreed owners being the most likely to make a claim. 



Whatever you name your pet , or even your children come to think of it is handy to have a pet insurance policy in place to cover these eventualities as this can be the best way to protect them and avoid vet's bills or ongoing treatments.



Case study: Charlie the English setter cross (Crossbreed)


Unfortunately for Charlie, 12, he is somewhat an ill-fated dog who lives up to his unlucky name Charlie who was born in Italy, lives with his owners Chiara Carella and Antony Adie in London. Their English setter cross has had its fair share of bad luck over the years, starting with health issues at the age of 7, when he was diagnosed with Leishmaniasis. Since then Charlie has suffered from a sensitive tummy, urinary disorder, and very recently a heart condition. He was also bitten once.
Charlie is a regular at the vets for check-ups and is currently on medication for his conditions, always ready to take his tablets, sitting next to Chiara wagging his tail waiting. 
Chiara says: “He is a fussy eater. I make him very expensive organic chicken which costs £20 kg, and very often he stares at his food for hours without eating it, driving me crazy. Then we go to the park and he eats all kind of rubbish. I need to be very careful, as he loves rotten meat and bones which can be very dangerous.

“It took me some time to convince my husband to bring Charlie over from Italy, however our lives have completely changed having him with us. Despite all his health problems I wouldn’t change him for the world, he makes our days lighter and funnier, and the expressions he makes fills our days with joy.”
Story sourced from: co-op insurance 


2 comments:

  1. Quite relieved my dog doesn't feature in the top 10 unluckiest, how cute does Charlie look, hopefully his health will improve x

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  2. Thanks Karen, I appreciate your thoughts!

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