- Publish Date
- Friday, 12 August 2016, 12:04PM
We all know our pets basically cost us a fortune but we love them so we go with it.
Well, a study has revealed that some pets are unluckier than others in what they're costing you and it could all be down to their name.
For dogs, Charlies are setting families back with tummy trouble, skin complaints and ailments from tremors to seizueres. This stuff is costing their parents around £510 ($916 NZD).
Kitties like Oscar cost £475 ($853 NZD) as they use up their nine lives being injured in road accidents.
According to a study by Co-op Insurance, mutts called Alfie, Bella, Max and Ruby make the top five doggie disaster names.
And George, Charlie, Alfie and Felix are also bad luck when it comes to naming cats.
David Hampson, head of pet insurance at the Co-op said: “Any pet can come with its fair share of misfortune, landing you with an unexpected trip to the vets or causing mischief around the house.
“However, based on our claims data Charlie and Oscar certainly aren’t the luckiest names you can give your pet.”
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