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I’m Hannah! I turn to food to keep my dogs vibrant and healthy and prefer to raise them and myself naturally.

My journey with raw food started when I was 6 years old.

We were living in Papua New Guinea at the time. I was the child in the house that was the “dog person,” and so I followed my dad as he fed the dogs. It was mostly a base of raw meat, bones, fish, and then whatever leftovers we had for dinner.

I helped him put the food bowls down and watch over the dogs until they were done.

Our dogs were healthy. We never had to see the local vet.

We fed our dogs this way until I was in high school.

Then in 1988, we migrated to Los Angeles, CA. And we saw commercials about Kibble. I remember walking into Walmart, looking at the big bags of kibble, and choosing the bags with the prettiest photos. I shudder today to think I fed my dog’s colored kibble bits.

Fast forward to being an adult and getting my first puppy in 2011.

I have been deeply fascinated with the healing power of food. And I also knew ultra-processed food was not healthy for humans nor for dogs. So I started to feed commercially prepared raw, and even venturing into home-cooked meals.

My first Boston Terrier, Zoey, never had any health issues. But that wasn’t the case with my second and third, who experienced signs of yeast and allergies.

I was determined to use food as their medicine. I knew Apoquel and Cytopoint weren’t going to be the way to heal them.

And that was the thrust behind deepening my knowledge in canine nutrition and obtained my Certificate in Canine Nutrition through the Companion Animal Sciences Institute.

Today, you’ll usually find me at home creating new recipes in the kitchen or walking my dogs at our beaches and trails. I’m currently also enrolled at Pacific College to become a Dr. of Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Herbalism. In my downtime, I relax with my dogs and write up new recipes and blog articles.

To me, health starts off with good food. Food contains the information we need to fuel both our bodies and those of our dogs.

I believe that we can draw from what Mother Earth provided in terms of ingredients. We can’t go wrong when we feed from the land and the sea as opposed to food created in a factory or a laboratory.

As humans, we can confidently feed our children, our family, and each other, but we freeze at the thought of creating meals for our own dogs.

There’s a lot of information out there and it always seems to be bookended with “if you don’t do it properly, you might hurt your dog.”

It’s a scare tactic.

I’m not buying it.

With this website, I aim to simplify meal preparation for your dogs.

Goals:

  • Increase your dog’s longevity
  • Improve your dog’s vitality

I’m honored to guide you through your own fresh feeding journey and unleash the confidence you need to be your dog’s chef extraordinaire.

Yes, you will have to put in the work, but it’s no more complicated than creating healthy meals for yourself.

Hello again. My name is Hannah. I am so pleased to have you here.

I hope you find my recipes and articles to be a valuable resource to help you in your own fresh dog food journey.

Do come to visit me on this website’s Instagram or even follow along with my dogs Maggie and Orbit.

Or simply drop a comment below.

Let’s start today by getting to know each other.

Be Well. Eat Well. Feed Well.

Videos

I believe it’s important we connect on a spiritual level. And so I’m sharing videos to learn more about me. If what I share resonates, then we most likely will work very well together when you book a nutrition consult or take one of the courses I offer.

With The Bk Pets

With Dr. Ian Billinghurst

Podcasts:

Combating Yeast and Allergies with Food Nutrition : A Conversation with Hannah ZuluetaThe Baroo: A Podcast for Dogs and Their People

22 Comments

  1. Bekki McMakin

    I’d love to have you help me with meal plans for my girls. 1 -Jolene 8 years old Treeing walker coonhound mix rescue severe allergies especially the months of November and December. I feed commercial bought complete meals -small batch -bones & co but she cannot survive with out apoquel and I’d love to be able to get her stable enough to stop. Used to feed answers but figuring out fermented wasn’t the way to go for her with allergies
    2. Norma Jeane 6 years old. English foxhound rescue that had a mast cell tumor removed last September. Now we are figuring out why her ALT value remains high. I’ve changed proteins from duck pork and beef to chicken and turkey. Adding in fresh veggies cilantro etc and homecooking intermittently. Otherwise raw fed small batch and bones& co and Darwin’s.
    I don’t feel confident to make the leap on making my own raw foods so that’s where you come in ! Hope you can help. I can purchase online but which pup do you want to start with ?
    Thank you for your time

    1. Hannah Zulueta

      Hello Bekki I would be honored to help you.

      I’ll reach out to you via email.

      Kind Regards,

      Hannah

  2. Wera

    Hello Hanna,
    I’m amazed by your story and passion for canine (And human!) natural feeding idea.

    My Jess, almost 7 year old terrier mix is having a terrible allergies since 4 years and to be perfectly honest with you – it’s a struggle to keep her well and far away from drugs you mentioned in your bio…. as she’s adopted she has also this “I’ll eat all from the pavement” syndrome, which also does not help.

    I’d love to pick your brain and chat more, as I feel it’s not a coincidence Your profile just magically popped out on my instagram wall 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your story and be well and healthy.

    All the best,
    Wera & Jess

    1. Hannah Zulueta

      Hello Wera and Jess,

      Medication has it’s place and the first priority is the health and wellness of the dog. When they need it – it’s a godsend to them. Food as medicine can help strengthen their immune system. I will write you directly to connect. Kind Regards,

      Hannah

      1. dee cochrane

        I’m so impressed. Thank you. Hope to contact you in future. Love the yin yang aporoach

      2. Jo

        Raising four children, a dog and cats, the labrador mixed named Kemosabe, best friend:) ate all the food that we had and lived to be 18 years old. Of course no grapes or raisins.

        1. Hannah Zulueta

          Absolutely LOVE to hear that!!! Thank you for sharing.

  3. dee cochrane

    Studying all this and listening to the wonderful conference, I’m confused..which is better: raw or cooked

    1. Hannah Zulueta

      Hello Dee – it all depends on the dog. Dogs that need their digestive system supported – is really going to do well with warm/cooked food. Dogs that run hot, can do great on raw. Hope that helps to answer your question.

  4. Kelly Mack

    Hi Hannah
    your name was given to me, as I am struggling with my girl, Payton, she’s almost 4, a mini golden doodle. Super sensitive tummy, I just did a fecal sample and discovered she is missing a majority of good bacteria in her gut. I understand you do consultations. I would love to schedule a time so I can let you know what is going on with her (I have a long list) and any guidance would be appreciated. My vet is evaluating now, but I would love a second opinion..let me know how we can set things up.

    1. Hannah Zulueta

      Hello Kelly, Happy to help. You can find all the packages here: https://dailydogfoodrecipes.com/your-dogs-food-coach/ and I shall be on the lookout for your booking. Blessings.

  5. Lindsay

    Hi Hannah! I am really interested in working with you, but I’m having trouble selecting which consultation call would be best for what I’m looking for? I am interested in preparing home cooked diets for my pup (he is currently on commercial fresh food, so it won’t be a complete 180 transition for him), but my head is spinning trying to figure out what to cook, how to cook it, how much to prepare…all while making sure it’s nutritionally balanced!

    I believe the ‘Home Cooking Fundamentals’ call would be the best option? I’m looking to learn more about the basics of home cooking, as well as work with you to develop a few recipes for my pup specifically. Also want to understand more of how to properly balance my pup’s meals to make sure he’s getting the nutrients he needs.

    Thank you!

    1. Hannah Zulueta

      Hello Lindsay. Yes the home cooking fundamental includes several zoom meetings, 3 recipes and allows us enough time so I can help you get started in home cooking. All the meals I formulated for you are based on whole foods and I only turn to supplements as needed. And it’s formulated to AAFCO. Thank you so much hope we can work together.

  6. Denise Winterling

    Hiii!!! So I want, need to purchase a session but I’m not sure which one. Is there an email so I can explain? I’m ready to purchase !!! Thank you so much!!!

  7. Laurie LaMarra

    Hi Hannah, I enjoyed watching you on Dr. Judy Morgan’s recent Gut Health Summit for dogs. You make feeding raw look easy. It was very helpful to see the short video of you preparing a bowl. My dog has some health issues. Vets have not been helpful. Following feeding advice from a resource from another Pet Summit caused my dog to go from 20.8 pounds to 14.2. I have run into a lot of frustrations since I adopted my dog in March 2021. He was an abandoned street dog from South America. I’d like to schedule a consult with you. I don’t eat meat products, so this is going to be a challenge. Looking at raw meat makes me squeamish! I have many questions. Thank you!

    1. Hannah Zulueta

      Hello Laurie. So glad you found the presentation I shared of value. I’d love to help you. You can book a call with me here: https://dailydogfoodrecipes.com/your-dogs-food-coach/ I do lean on AAFCO balanced meals + TCVM Food Energetics to personalize the recipes to your dog. Be well!

  8. DAnna Mosher

    Hello,
    I am looking for someone to help me create an appropriate, varied nutrition plan for a Biewer terrier puppy using Dr. Harvey’s Raw Vibrance to make it balanced and complete. I would like to explore plans using sardines, salmon, beef, chicken, lamb and possibly pork. I would like to discuss raw as well as lightly cooked. Thank you so much!

    1. Hannah Zulueta

      Hello. I learned something new today with your breed. Very cute dogs! Dr. Harvey’s raw vibrance and the rest of their base mixes are great options. I fed that way for years. To save you money – you really don’t need me to “make it balanced” because you can just follow their feeding instructions. That “base mix” is what makes it balanced and all you have to do is add the protein and the oil.

      That said – what I do is take it a step beyond and offer lessons in food enegetics and personalizing the food to your dog’s constitution. The best package for you is the 21 Day Harmony Challenge and the next lesson starts March 11. Hope to see you in the class.

  9. Melissa LaRose

    Hi Hannah,
    I just started with your holistic vet, Dr. Dennis Thomas, and have a question for you regarding my kidney disease pup. Would you be able to email me?
    Thank you so much!!!
    Melissa

  10. Michelle Saavedra
    Michelle Saavedra

    Hi Hannah,
    I have an 11 year old male miniature poodle mix (Teddy) he has environmental/food allergies and sensitivities, and also gets chronic ear infections. He also suffers with chronic inflammation in his joints.
    Last year he was diagnosed with a large liver tumor which we were successful in removing without and complication or chance or recurrence. His gallbladder had to be removed in the surgery due to the tumor encroaching on it as well. He is currently on Hills Z/D Prescription diet and I know it’s not doing his body and good. He regularly has loose runny stools ever since the surgery and I know its time to give him a real food diet plan.
    Thats where I need help. I’m not sure where to begin with this and I’m hoping you can help me curate a new diet for him that will give him a better overall quality of life. Due to his many health concerns I want to make sure he gets the right plan for his body.
    Please let me know if this is something you are able to help me with. I look forward to your response.

    1. Hannah Zulueta

      Hello Michelle,

      I am happy to help you. I formulate diets based on whole foods, balanced to AAFCO’s standards. I will send you an email as well.

      Blessings.

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