Royal News UK: Royal Family Under Fire After Prince George Seen Feeding Ice Cream to Pet Dog Lupo
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently released news photos of their son Prince George for his third birthday but the Royal Family is now under fire after one of the snaps showed him feeding ice cream to their pet dog, Lupo.
There were four photos released on the official Twitter page of the Kensington Palace. In the first snap he was seen sitting on a swing, the second photo showed Prince George standing on the same swing, and the third photo showed a candid snap of him walking. However, the last photo has raised concerns by various animal welfare organizations.
The last photo showed Prince George seemingly attempting to feed Lupo ice cream. According to animal experts, dogs are allergic to dairy products as well as chocolates. This could lead to serious repercussions to the health of the animal if fed with such food, Fox 32 reported.
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— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 22, 2016
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) said in a statement that they appreciate Prince George being generous to his pet but what he did could be dangerous to the animal. RCPA noted, "It is lovely that Prince George is trying to help keep his family dog, Lupo, cool in these high temperatures. We would advise 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." They also suggested that an ice cream treat could be made for pets using pet-friendly ingredients.
Photographer Matt Porteous reportedly took the photos of Prince George at Prince William's and Duchess Kate Middleton's family home in Norfolk. It is unclear if Porteous directed the three-year-old to seemingly let the dog eat the ice cream and if the pet really did lick the food. The Royal Family has not responded to the matter yet.
Other people concerned with the welfare of the pet dog suggested that Prince George should be arrested for endangering the animal's health.