Can I have a familiar at the same time as my pet?

Unfortunately familiars, including the special merchants and banker from the Veteran Rewards, can not be active the same time as your pet. Most of the special familiars that have beneficial effects can be summoned (without your pet) to get the buff, then dismissed ("/pet leave"). The familiar will be gone, but the buff will remain. You may then summon or unsuspend your normal pet.

The swarm (Host of the Elements) and servant type pets are separate, and may be summoned whether or not you have your regular pet or a familiar. The Eye of Zomm type spells and Alternate Abilities can also be used with your normal pet.

Note: On Project 1999 you cannot use Eye of Zomm while your regular pet is active as it uses the same "slot" as the regular pet.