I'm pretty sure Hugo is on a mission to take down all the squeaks of the world. The pig toy from above died within an hour. At $3+ each, my wallet can't keep up with his hobby!
I've had the worst luck with the super cheap toys- the dollar store's stuffed toy lasted minutes. The best luck I had was with an AKC toy- it took him a week to rip it apart and then become bored, but the thing cost $8. Any recommendations for affordable and long-lasting dog toys?
PS Because it might be relevant to all of you thrifty pet owners out there, I wanted to mention a comment I received from Jane @ The Borrowed Abode on Tuesday:
Regarding the heartworm and flea prevention - I used to be a vet tech, and my best friend is a vet. In my vet hospital days I learned a lot about the "good" lower-cost options for mail-order heartworm meds, vs the "bad" ones. The bad ones (usually ones with the insanely cheaper prices) get their products (in identical packaging) from questionable sources, and in lab testing the products have not always turned out to contain the real medicine. 1-800 Pet Meds is pretty bad. Avoid at all costs! On the other hand, Drs. Foster and Smith is reliable, and often has free shipping or other sales, and is usually one of the most reasonable prices for a safe mail-order company for that stuff.
Thanks for bringing this up Jane! We're not really "saving" money if the quality of the product goes down!!