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A photo of Britain's three-year-old Prince George has made animal rights groups angry. The photo was to celebrate the young prince's third birthday. It shows him offering white chocolate ice cream to his pet dog. An animal charity warned all pet owners about giving ice cream and chocolate to pets. The charity is the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). It said Prince George was trying to be kind to his dog, but it wasn't a good thing to do because chocolate and ice cream are bad for dogs. The RSPCA said it did not advise others to do the same as Prince George.

Some people have defended the photo and said Prince George was not wrong. They said a three-year-old does not know what is dangerous for dogs. He was playing and being kind to his pet. They also said the dog was not eating the ice cream in the photo. The RSPCA said: "It is lovely that Prince George is trying to help keep his family dog cool". It added: "We would advise pet owners to be [careful] when giving their dogs food meant for [humans] as some items, like chocolate, can be highly toxic to dogs." Chocolate poisons dogs, and can kill them.

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