Zuehlsdorff began acting in musicals at a young age. Her first major role was Hazel in the 2011 film Dolphin Tale. She then appeared in Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie and Disney XD's Mighty Med prior to reprising her role of Hazel in Dolphin Tale 2.
Zuehlsdorff is also a singer/songwriter. She wrote and performed the song "Brave Souls" for Dolphin Tale 2. She released her debut independent EP Originals in November 2014. Zuehlsdorff was a featuring artist on Hellberg's song "The Girl", released March 16, 2015, on Monstercat. She voiced a witch in the Sofia the First episode "Cauldronation Day". She played Aubrey Clark in the CBS/ABC Studios TV show Code Black. She also played Pinky Carter in K.C. Undercover.
She will portray a lead role in the third remake of the Disney film Freaky Friday.