San Francisco Giants Triumph Over Detroit Tigers in World Series Pet Name Competition

Nation’s Largest Pet Insurer Picks Fall Classic Winner by Analyzing Pet Names

Brea, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2012) – With the dog days of summer far behind us, the time has arrived for the 108th edition of Major League Baseball’s World Series. Many baseball pundits are predicting the Detroit Tigers, led by pitching ace Justin Verlander and Triple Crown winner, Miguel Cabrera. Other baseball authorities expect 2010 champions, the San Francisco Giants, to prevail once again in the Fall Classic due to their knack for getting clutch hits and solid starting pitching.

However, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, has taken a more scientific approach to forecasting the winner of the 2012 World Series. For the first time, VPI analyzed its database of more than 485,000 insured pets to find which World Series team has the most pet names associated with it. If these results are to be trusted, the San Francisco Giants will be the 2012 World Series Champions. Below are the results:

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About Veterinary Pet Insurance

With more than 485,000 pets insured nationwide, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co./DVM Insurance Agency (VPI) is a member of the Nationwide Insurance family of companies and is the oldest and largest pet health insurance company in the United States. Since 1982, VPI has helped provide pet owners with peace of mind and is committed to being the trusted choice of America’s pet lovers.

VPI Pet Insurance plans cover dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets for multiple medical problems and conditions relating to accidents, illnesses and injuries. CareGuard® coverage for routine care is available for an additional premium. Medical plans are available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, one in three Fortune 500 companies offers VPI Pet Insurance as an employee benefit. Policies are offered and administered by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company in California and DVM Insurance Agency in all other states. Underwritten by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company (CA), Brea, CA, an A.M. Best A rated company (2012); National Casualty Company (all other states), Madison, WI, an A.M. Best A+ rated company (2012). Pet owners can find VPI Pet Insurance on Facebook or follow @VPI on Twitter. For more information about VPI Pet Insurance, call 800-USA-PETS (800-872-7387) or visit

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