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May is Celiac Disease Month

Updated: Jun 22, 2022

Please note that the blog post you are about to read was written by a dyslexic dog mama with ADHD. Here’s what’s going on inside my brain…


Celiacs? What is that? Bet you have heard of the term Gluten Free or GF. For people living with Celiac Disease, it is not a choice or a fad diet. I heard about Celiacs back in college when through my friend's sister. I did fully understand but I knew she couldn't have certain foods. Back in August of 2012, I had a major reaction to gluten(Dermatitis Herpetiformis) leading me to be diagnosed with celiac. Over these last ten years, I have been on a mission to learn.


Quick fact

The Irish Setter is the only breed known to have Celiacs.

Cross-contamination can happen by feeding your pets with kibble or treats that contain gluten.


Yes, all these items are gluten-free and made by me(Paula)

Being diagnosed later in life allowed me to enjoy time in the kitchen with my grandmother and mother, learning how to cook and bake. The idea of eating over-processed bland-tasting foods and treats didn’t sit well with me.

When I first started Bark’n up the Green Tree I was making dog treats. Over time I developed my formulas for treats. So it was a learning curve to change them over to gluten-free. At that moment of needing to change I decided to make the treats friendly for allergic households. What dog treats!! Yes, we will be bringing back our treat lines. Sign up for our alerts and newsletter by becoming a member.

As many know that are living with Celiacs is that things change quickly. For instance the last few days I felt horrible. And the first thing I thought was what did I eat? And the panic kicks in and the need to read all the labels of everything in the kitchen kicks in. Turns out nothing there was the culprit. Life goes on, moments like this are just moments. I have never consired myself as a ”sick” person. And will never do so lol.


To all the non-Celiac persons wanting to show support and love. The CCA- Canadian Celiac Association has teamed up with the Davis Family Farm out of Caladon, On for Sunflowers for Celiac Disease. Its a win all around as your purchase of sunflower seeds supports people like me. Bonus, the pollnators will thank you too. Also it a symobl of support for horrbile actions taking place in the Ukrain. So hurry up! Order your seeds and share pictures with us. We would love to see them growing in your garden.

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