Brea, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2015) – With over 1,200 insured dogs and cats named “Oscar,” it’s no secret that movie goers love pets. So in honor of the 87th Academy Awards Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, analyzed its database of more than 525,000 insured pets to find the top 10 most common Oscar nominee related pet names. And the nominees are (total number of pets sharing name in parenthesis):
Top Oscar Nominated Actor/Actress Related Pet Names
1. Bradley “Cooper” (2633)
2. “Emma” Stone (1239)
3. “Eddie” Redmayne (427)
4. “Reese” Witherspoon (274)
5. “Keira” Knightly (207)
6. “Michael” Keaton (83)
7. “Steve” Carell (82)
8. Edward “Norton” (37)
9. Ethan “Hawke” (32)
10. “Mark” Ruffalo (8)
Honorable mentions go out to the six pets named “Benedict” (Cumberbatch) and the four pets named “Meryl” (Streep).
This year’s nominated movie titles also had some popularity amongst pet owners with 18 pets named “Sniper” and 11 pets named “Selma.”
With more than 525,000 pets insured nationwide, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co./DVM Insurance Agency (VPI), a Nationwide company, is the first and largest pet health insurance provider 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 plans cover dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets for multiple medical problems and conditions relating to accidents, illnesses and injuries. Wellness 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.
Insurance plans 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 (2013); National Casualty Company (all other states), Madison, WI, an A.M. Best A+ rated company (2014). Veterinary Pet Insurance, VPI and the cat/dog logo are service marks of Veterinary Pet Insurance Company. Nationwide, the Nationwide N and Eagle, and Nationwide Is On Your Side are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. ©2015 Veterinary Pet Insurance Company and Nationwide. 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 petinsurance.com.
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