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Dublin: 7 °C Monday 9 December, 2019

RSPCA forced into warning after Britain’s Prince George offers ice-cream to family dog

Ice-cream is not good for dogs.

UK ANIMAL CHARITY the RSPCA has put out a statement of warning after an image was released of Britain’s Prince George feeding his family dog an ice-cream.

A number of photos were released to celebrate the third-in-line to the throne’s third birthday and one prompted a curious response from some people online.

The image shows the toddler offering his pet spaniel Lupo a lick of what appears to be a white chocolate Magnum ice-cream.

It was pointed out following the release of the pictures that dogs can be allergic to dairy and that chocolate can also be toxic to them.

In response to queries, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals pointed out that it is not advisable to feed Magnums to dogs, even if Prince George’s intentions were good.

“It is lovely that Prince George is trying to help keep his family dog, Lupo, cool in these high temperatures,” the charity said in a statement.

We would advise people to be cautious when giving their dogs food meant for human consumption as some items, like chocolate, can be highly toxic to dogs and dairy items can be difficult for them to digest.

“Instead of ice cream we would suggest making an ice lolly from pet friendly ingredients.”

George, you’ve been warned.


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