Royce was adopted from Miami Dade Animal Services in early May of 2018. I’d say he was one lucky dog (though I’m a bit biased), because little did he know, Royce was being adopted by me into the pet-loving Chewy team. The dog treat on top of the pup-friendly cupcake is that his dog dad, Charlie, is a professional chef who has considerable experience making gourmet dog treats.
Shortly after adopting our adorable pup, we quickly realized that he was obsessed with chewing—so much so that when he was done chewing on the plush toys in our home, he would move on to our cherished items—things like the remote control or our socks. This is how our family become devoted to KONG interactive toys. We have about three in our house as of today.
To keep things interesting, we often craft fancy recipes for Royce to gnaw on so he can get a taste of his dad’s cooking. Thanks to these gourmet KONG-stuffer recipes, Royce has given up his hobby of chewing on our stuff in favor of these new delicious treats.
Royce loves our recipes so much that we decided to share a few of our summer-themed recipes with the Chewy community. So, for the month of July, we’re bringing you three chef- and vet-approved easy KONG recipes that you can make in your own kitchen. We hope your pups love them just as much!
Fido’s Faux Gras
Your fancy pup deserves only the best culinary delights. Treat your dog like the posh pup he is with this dog-safe rendition of foie gras, a luxurious French dish typically made with duck liver and often served with a berry reduction.
- ½ cup of blueberries
- ¼ cup of water
- ¼ cup of KONG Liver Easy Treat
- KONG – medium
- 1 rubber spatula
- 1 medium saucepan
- 1 large bowl
- 1 mesh strainer
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: One spoonful per pup
- Wash blueberries.
- Put blueberries and water into saucepan over medium heat. Stir often for 5 minutes.
- Pour contents of pan into large bowl.
- Spray ¼ cup of KONG liver easy treat into the bowl with the blueberry reduction and fold lightly.
- Put into your KONG or freeze for a cool treat!
This recipe was reviewed by a veterinarian. It is intended as a treat or snack. Treats should only constitute a small percentage of your pet’s daily food. If your pet has any other health issues, or if you have any concerns, consult your pet’s veterinarian before offering this food item.
Samantha and Charlie are the proud dog parents of Royce, a French Bulldog rescue who loves cuddling on the couch and literally anything he can sink his teeth into. Samantha is the web editor for Chewy’s three digital publications—petMD, Pet Central and ReptilesMagazine—and Charlie is a professional chef with a degree from the Culinary Institute of America. This dog-loving couple combined forces to bring the Chewy community culinary delights tailored for your canine companions.
All photos by Chewy Studios