Baltimore Ravens Triumph Over San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl Pet Name Competition

Leading Pet Insurer Analyzes Database to Predict Super Bowl XLVII Winner

Brea, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2013) – The San Francisco 49ers are favored to win Super Bowl XLVII, but if team-inspired pet names have any effect on the outcome of the game, the Baltimore Ravens may pull off the upset on Super Bowl Sunday.

Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, analyzed its database of more than 485,000 insured pets to determine which squad has the best chance to come out victorious based on pet name popularity. Below are the results:

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Among the notable pet monikers in VPI’s database that were most likely inspired by Ravens and 49ers players, past and present, are “Suggs Lewis,” a mixed-breed dog named after the Ravens’ linebacking duo and “Montana Joe,” a vizsla named after the 49ers legendary quarterback.

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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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