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Victor vs Royal Canin

Victor vs. Royal Canin

In this comparison article for Victor vs Royal Canin, we'll highlight the key differences between these two pet food brands. To properly compare Victor and Royal Canin, we'll use up-to-date nutritional and price information.

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best pet food brand for your pet. Factors such as ingredient quality, guaranteed analysis, product safety, brand history, and cost are among the most important factors to consider.

Throughout this Royal Canin vs Victor comparison, we've utilized average data to make general comparisons. If you'd like to see individual product reviews, visit our Victor Review Page or Royal Canin Review Page.

Guaranteed Analysis: Royal Canin vs. Victor

According to AAFCO, all pet food labels must provide a guaranteed analysis of nutrient content. The analysis must provide guaranteed minimum percentages of crude protein and crude fat, and maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture.

All percentages used in this comparison are averages reported on a dry matter basis.

Victor Dog Food vs. Royal Canin Dog Food

Dry Dog Food Victor Royal Canin
Crude Protein 31.9% 28.0%
Crude Fat 17.2% 16.3%
Crude Fiber 4.2% 4.6%
Wet/Canned Dog Food Victor Royal Canin
Crude Protein 43.0% 36.5%
Crude Fat 29.4% 20.0%
Crude Fiber 6.8% 11.9%

Crude Protein Comparison For Dog Food

Protein is an extremely important part of your dog's diet. Without sufficient protein, dogs can develop a wide-range of serious health problems.

According to our average data, Royal Canin typically provides less protein than Victor. However, this difference is relatively small and doesn't represent a significant difference between the two brands. In addition, Victor wet dog foods also provide more protein than Royal Canin wet foods.


Crude Fat Comparison For Dog Food

Dietary fats serves a multitude of roles in the proper development and function of our canine companions. Here are some of the benefits (not exhaustive):

  • Help produce prostaglandins, which reduce inflammation among other critical functions.
  • Aid in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins
  • Improve skin and coat health
  • Improve the palatially of your dog's food

Both brands provide roughly the same amount of crude fat. For wet dog foods, Victor provides significantly more fat (about 9.36% more).


As you can see, Victor and Royal Canin guarantee a similar amount of crude fiber. For wet dog foods, Royal Canin provides more fiber (about 5.04% more).

Victor Cat Food vs. Royal Canin Cat Food

Dry Cat Food Victor Royal Canin
Crude Protein 35.2% 34.6%
Crude Fat 17.6% 16.0%
Crude Fiber 3.6% 6.7%
Wet/Canned Cat Food Victor Royal Canin
Crude Protein 42.7% 51.0%
Crude Fat 24.7% 12.7%
Crude Fiber 7.6% 10.6%

Crude Protein Comparison For Cat Food

Protein is an extremely important part of your cat's diet. Without sufficient protein, cats can develop a wide-range of serious health problems.

Royal Canin and Victor both provide roughly the same amount of crude protein. For wet cat foods, Royal Canin provides significantly more protein (about 8.31% more).


Crude Fat Comparison For Cat Food

There are many ways in which dietary fat contributes to the overall health of our feline friends. Here is a short list of benefits provided by fats (not exhaustive):

  • Aid in the digestion and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins
  • Improve the health of skin/coat
  • Slow the growth of yeast infections
  • Slow the development and spread of certain type of cancers.
  • Maintain healthy blood pressure

There is a relatively insignificant difference between the crude fat content of the two brands. For wet cat foods, Victor provides significantly more fat (about 12.05% more).


If you look at the average percentages of crude fiber, you'll notice that Royal Canin typically guarantees 3.17% more fiber. This is a fairly small difference between Royal Canin and Victor, but still worth mentioning. In addition, Royal Canin wet cat foods also provide more fiber than Victor wet foods.

Victor Pet Food Ingredients vs. Royal Canin Pet Food Ingredients

Victor and Royal Canin both use the following controversial ingredients in many of their products:

Brewers Rice
Tomato Pomace
Vegetable Oil
Powdered Cellulose

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by Victor.

Liver

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by Royal Canin.

Corn
Wheat
Caramel
Corn Meal
Corn Flour
Corn Grits
Rice Hulls
Beef Plasma
Canola Meal
Pea Protein
Pork Plasma
Wheat Gluten
Propyl Gallate
Corn Gluten Meal
Pork By-Products
Brewers Rice Flour
Chicken By-Products
Dried Tomato Pomace
Venison By-Products
Duck By-Product Meal
Chicken By-Product Meal
Soybean Protein Isolate
Hydrolyzed Poultry By-Products Aggregate

We believe that certain pet food ingredients are linked to adverse health affects; these ingredients are classified as harmful.

Here are some of the harmful ingredients used only by Royal Canin.

Bha
Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex

Product Safety: Recall History of Victor & Royal Canin?

According to our records, Victor has never been recalled.

Royal Canin has been recalled 3 times.

  • May 11, 2007: Melamine
  • April 19, 2007: Melamine
  • Feb. 2, 2006: excess level of vitamin D3

Price Comparison: Which Brand Is More Expensive?

Dry Dog Food Victor Royal Canin
Per Pound $1.59 $3.62
Per Calorie $0.0010 $0.0021
Dry Cat Food Victor Royal Canin
Per Pound $1.95 $4.86
Per Calorie $0.0012 $0.0029
Wet Dog Food Victor Royal Canin
Per Pound $3.05 $6.50
Per Calorie $0.0062 $0.0157
Wet Cat Food Victor Royal Canin
Per Pound $3.75 $7.15
Per Calorie $0.0081 $0.0202

The average cost-per-lb is heavily influenced by the varying amounts of moisture present in each brand's food products (wet vs. dry food, dry vs. freeze-dried food, etc). However, the average cost-per-kcal eliminates the influence of moisture. Therefore, the average cost-per-kcal is the better metric to consider.

If you'd like to calculate the average cost-per-day or cost-pet-year of feeding Victor or Royal Canin, input your pet's weight into our cost analyzer widget.

Averages price data can identify whether or not there exists a significant price difference between two brands. However, the actual price that you'll pay for Victor or Royal Canin will depend on your shopping habits.

Pet owners who use our price comparison feature typically save more than 25% off retail prices for Victor and Royal Canin. In addition, we currently have some great coupons for our readers.


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Where To Buy Victor Pet Foods

You can purchase Victor pet foods from the following stores:


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Where To Buy Royal Canin Pet Foods

You can purchase Royal Canin pet food products from these retailers:


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Type Of Pet Foods Available

Product Victor Royal Canin
Dry Dog Food 17 Recipes 85 Recipes
Wet Dog Food 5 Recipes 44 Recipes
Dog Treats
Dry Cat Food 1 Recipes 27 Recipes
Wet Cat Food 2 Recipes 23 Recipes
Cat Treats

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