Packers Beat Steelers in Super Bowl Pet Name Competition

Nation’s Largest Pet Insurer Ranks Teams By Inspired Pet Names

Brea, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2011) – It takes determination and grit to get to the Super Bowl, but if die-hard football fans have anything to do with this year’s teams actually winning the big game, it might also take naming their dachshunds “Clay Matthews” or Siamese cats “Hines Ward.” For the third year running, 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 find which competitor has the most pets named in honor of this year’s Super Bowl team or its players. The tally of VPI policyholders with football-inspired pet names has accurately predicted the Super Bowl champ the past two years. If history is to repeat itself, the Green Bay Packers will take home the Super Bowl XLV trophy this coming February 6. Below are the results:

Super Bowl 2011

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With more than 485,000 pets insured nationwide, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co./DVM Insurance Agency is the No. 1 veterinarian-recommended pet health insurance company and is a member of the Nationwide Insurance family of companies. Providing pet owners with peace of mind since 1982, the company is committed to being the trusted choice of America’s pet lovers and an advocate of pet health education.

VPI Pet Insurance plans cover dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets for multiple medical problems and conditions relating to accidents, illnesses and injuries. Optional Pet CareGuard® for routine care is also available.

Medical plans are available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 2,000 companies nationwide offer VPI Pet Insurance as an employee benefit. Policies are underwritten by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company in California and in all other states by National Casualty Company, an A+15 rated company in Madison, Wisconsin. 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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