Myths about the effects of a full moon on human and animal behavior have long permeated popular culture. For the most part, there is little evidence to support any direct connection between strange behavior and the phase of the moon. However, a new report suggests that there may actually be a correlation between full moons and increases in pet insurance claims.
The folks over at Healthy Paws Pet Insurance examined over 750,000 claims in their database to see if there was any relationship between full moons and pet insurance claims. They identified a 5.5% increase in the number of claims filed during full moon periods compared those on other days. The cause? Well, that remains to be identified. But the statistic alone may be a good reason to keep a close eye on your pet when the next full moon rolls around.