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Why the Photo of George Feeding Lupo Ice Cream Is Causing a Meltdown

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With photos this adorable, you’d think it impossible for there to be anything controversial about Prince George’s birthday.

Well, that’s what you’d think.

Nonetheless, George’s too-cute-for-words birthday photos are gaining some attention for reasons other than the adorable factor.

In one of the birthday photos, George is seen holding up an ice cream treat to the family’s cocker spaniel, Lupo. A sweet gesture the fondness George has for his four-legged friend, right?

While that might be, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSCPA) says that George’s good intentions may have negative consequences.

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

Despite the facts that Lupo isn’t actually eating the frozen treat in the photo, dog-safe ice cream is an actual thing. And although there is no word on what kind of “ice cream” George is holding, the photo is causing quite the meltdown on social media.

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More people, however, are reminding others to chill out.

https://twitter.com/Boey3697G/status/756544487720153089

The palace has not commented on the matter.