Boehringer Ingelheim has launched Parassess, an unbranded online dog parasite risk checker which leaves vets to make their own prescribing decision.

The online risk checker, which is available at, asks pet owners a series of questions to assess their dog's risk from fleas, ticks, lungworm roundworm and tapeworm. 

The test, which has been developed with parasitologists, takes a few minutes and appears to produce sensible results (not every test produces a "Danger, high risk, emergency, get to your vet NOW" result, as you might expect if this had been entirely produced bv the marketing department).

The subsequent report can then be shared with the vet to review it and make a treatment decision. 

Being online, the test can be taken on a smartphone whilst in the practice waiting room, or on tablet or computer at home. 

It might be worth sharing the test with your clients by email or social media, inviting them to book an appointment if their results suggest it is necessary.

To that end, Boehringer Ingelheim has produced a range of communication materials, such as waiting room displays and digital content for web, email, SMS, and social media.

For more information, contact your local Boehringer Ingelheim territory manager or phone 01344 746957 (UK) or 01 291 3985 (Ireland).

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