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 FoodVictorRoyal Canin
Crude Protein31.7%27.8%
Crude Fat17.7%16.2%
Crude Fiber4.3%4.7%
Wet/Canned Dog FoodVictorRoyal Canin
Crude Protein43.0%36.8%
Crude Fat29.4%20.0%
Crude Fiber6.8%11.7%

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 9.35% 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 4.89% more).

Victor Cat Food vs. Royal Canin Cat Food

Dry Cat FoodVictorRoyal Canin
Crude Protein39.0%34.5%
Crude Fat18.7%15.7%
Crude Fiber3.7%6.9%
Wet/Canned Cat FoodVictorRoyal Canin
Crude Protein42.7%50.4%
Crude Fat24.7%12.8%
Crude Fiber7.6%10.5%

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 dry recipes contain 4.48% less protein than Victor dry recipes. This difference in protein content is a notable difference between Victor and Royal Canin. In addition, Royal Canin wet cat foods also provide more protein than Victor wet foods.

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

If you look at the average percentages of crude fat, you'll notice that Victor typically guarantees 2.98% more fat. This is a fairly small difference between Victor and Royal Canin, but still worth mentioning. In addition, Victor wet cat foods also provide more fat than Royal Canin wet foods.

According to our data, Royal Canin guarantees 3.21% more fiber than Victor. Although this difference is relatively small, it's still a notable difference. 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

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


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

Corn Meal
Corn Flour
Corn Grits
Corn Syrup
Rice Hulls
Beef Plasma
Canola Meal
Pea Protein
Pork Plasma
Wheat Gluten
Propyl Gallate
Corn Gluten Meal
Pork By-Products
Brewers Rice Flour
Powdered Cellulose
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.

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 FoodVictorRoyal Canin
Per Pound$1.85$7.31
Per Calorie$0.0011$0.0043
Dry Cat FoodVictorRoyal Canin
Per Pound$2.79$9.93
Per Calorie$0.0017$0.0059
Wet Dog FoodVictorRoyal Canin
Per Pound$3.50$6.33
Per Calorie$0.0077$0.0144

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.

Disclosure: PawDiet has an affiliate relationship with stores featured (or linked-to) in this article. We are compensated for referring customers. Thank you for shopping with our retail partners!

Where To Buy Victor Pet Foods

You can purchase Victor pet foods from the following stores:

32 Recipes In-Stock Today

25 Recipes In-Stock Today

21 Recipes In-Stock Today

Where To Buy Royal Canin Pet Foods

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

81 Recipes In-Stock Today

46 Recipes In-Stock Today

78 Recipes In-Stock Today

Type Of Pet Foods Available

ProductVictorRoyal Canin
Dry Dog Food20 Recipes89 Recipes
Wet Dog Food5 Recipes50 Recipes
Dog Treats3 Treats2 Treats
Dry Cat Food4 Recipes31 Recipes
Wet Cat Food2 Recipes31 Recipes
Cat TreatsNone1 Treats

Top Rated Victor Recipes

Dog Food
Classic Hi-Pro Plus
Check Price
Dog Food
Canned Dog Food Chicken & Rice Formula Paté
Check Price
Cat Food
Mers Feline Chicken Meal and Beef Meal Recipe (Multi Cat)
Check Price
Cat Food
Canned Cat Food Turkey & Salmon Dinner Paté
Check Price

Top Rated Royal Canin Recipes

Dog Food
Royal Canin
Size Health Nutrition Medium Puppy
Check Price
Dog Food
Royal Canin
Canine Health Nutrition Puppy Appetite Stimulation
Check Price
Cat Food
Royal Canin
Feline Health Nutrition Kitten
Check Price
Cat Food
Royal Canin
Feline Health Nutrition Kitten Loaf In Sauce
Check Price