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Does Victor cat food meet our quality standards? Get the facts in this unbiased Victor cat food review.
The Cats.com Standard—Rating Victor on What Matters
We’ve analyzed Victor and graded it according to the Cats.com standard, evaluating the brand on species-appropriateness, ingredient quality, product variety, price, customer experience, and recall history. Here’s how it rates in each of these six key areas.
- Species-Appropriateness – 5/10
- Ingredient Quality – 6/10
- Product Variety – 3/10
- Price – 9/10
- Customer Experience – 6/10
- Recall History – 9/10
Overall Score: 6.3/10
We give Victor cat food a 38 out of 60 rating or a C+ grade.
Victor is owned by Mid-America Pet Food, a US-based pet food company that, according to an article on PetFoodIndustry.com, “prides itself on its affordable premium pet food”.
Victor is the official dog food of Duck Commander and most of their food is geared towards high-performance dogs of all kinds. Browse their site and you’ll find a wide variety of food for canine hunters, workers, and athletes.
While their dog food selection is extensive, Victor sells just three varieties of food for cats. In this article, you’ll learn more about this cat food lineup, exploring everything from ingredient sourcing to customer opinion. Keep reading to find out how this brand stacks up.
Sourcing And Manufacturing
Victor cat food is made in Mid-America Pet Food’s manufacturing facility located outside of Dallas, Texas.
Though Victor cat food may contain ingredients sourced internationally or from elsewhere in the United States, the company focuses on local ingredients. Most of the plants and animals used in Victor food were farmed or raised within a 200-mile radius of the plant.
Has Victor Cat Food Been Recalled?
It appears that Victor cat food has never been recalled.
What Kinds Of Cat Food Does Victor Offer?
Victor offers four dry cat food recipes and two canned foods. Two of the dry food formulas have recently been added to Victor’s lineup. Victor cat foods are built around a proprietary combination of supplemental ingredients known as the Victor Core.
These supplements include:
- Selenium Yeast – Selenium is involved in the production of antioxidants and is thought to support both metabolism and immune health.
- Complex Minerals – Essential minerals support immunity, metabolism, and healthy skin and coat. Victor uses chelated minerals to boost bioavailability.
- Probiotics – Victor cat foods are supplemented with Diamond V probiotics, a type of yeast-based bacteria that support digestive health.
- Prebiotics – Prebiotic fibers feed beneficial bacteria in the gut, boosting the efficacy of supplemental probiotics.
All four of Victor’s dry food recipes are formulated for both adult cats and kittens. These recipes feature high-quality sources of animal protein in both grain-free and grain-inclusive recipes. The four recipes are: Mers Feline, Hi-Pro Plus Cat, Grain-Free Fit Feline, and Grain-Free Healthy Skin & Coat.
Victor’s two canned food recipes are made with animal-based protein as primary ingredients with the Victor Core of supplemental ingredients. These two recipes include: Turkey and Salmon Dinner Pate and Grain-Free Formula Shredded Chicken Dinner Cuts in Gravy.
Victor Cat Food – Top 4 Recipes Reviewed
|Product Name||Food Type||Price||Our Grade|
|Victor Mers Classic Multi-Pro||Dry||$2.73 per lb||B-|
|Victor Shredded Chicken Dinner Cuts in Gravy||Wet||$0.30 per oz||B|
|Victor Turkey & Salmon Dinner Pate||Wet||$0.29 per oz||C+|
|Victor Grain-Free Fit Feline Indoor Cat Formula||Dry||$3 per lb||B-|
What Do Customers Think of Victor Cat Food?
While their dry food has a 4.4 out of 5-star rating on Chewy and 91% of customers say they’d recommend it to a friend, Victor’s wet recipes receive mixed reviews.
Only 71% of reviewers, for example, say they’d recommend the shredded chicken recipe to a friend. Most negative reviews relate to palatability—people like the recipes, but their cats don’t.
“The food we were feeding the 6 cats was making them throw up constantly, so we decided to make a change. Following the new food mixing guidelines, we started noticing the cats were only eating the Victor food and leaving the other stuff in the bowl. We even have noticed they are more active and playful. They range in age from 3 years old to 18 years and this is the best we’ve seen them, and they were getting a top brand food before. We switched the dogs at the same time and are seeing the same results. So thankful to have found Victor foods and thank you Chewy for carrying the brand.” – weebs, reviewing Victor Mers Classic Multi-Pro Dry Cat Food
“I like the ingredients, and my cat likes the food. And for a premium cat food, the price is decent also! What more can you say?” – RomPep, reviewing Victor Turkey & Salmon Dinner
“This says shredded but it’s not. It’s formed pate that was cut into rectangles. Not small rectangles. My cat’s are ok with it but just barely. Mostly the pieces dry out. There is some gravy but only enough. I won’t be purchasing this again.” – Sunbird, reviewing Victor Shredded Chicken Dinner in Gravy
“Think again about the ingredients list; carrageenan, guar gum and flax, among a lot of other things in here, don’t belong in cat food. Or cats won’t touch this stuff and either will the stray cat outside” – harold, reviewing Victor Turkey & Salmon Dinner
How Much Does Victor Cat Food Cost?
Victor cat food is inexpensive compared to other similarly rated brands like Dr. Marty and Orijen as well as some of the fresh food brands like Nom Nom. That being said, Victor’s prices seem to have risen slightly since we first reviewed the brand.
Victor’s dry food recipes range from $0.14 to $0.18 per ounce while their wet foods cost about $0.29 per ounce. To feed a 10-pound cat Victor dry cat food, it would cost between $0.27 and $0.35 per day. For Victor’s wet cat food, the daily cost would be somewhere between $1.75 and $2.27.
Overall, Is Victor A Good Choice?
Victor cat food is a smidge superior to most foods at the same price. It doesn’t contain the animal by-products, synthetic dyes, and artificial flavors you might find in similarly economical foods. That said, you could find other economy foods with lower carbohydrate content, more protein, and higher palatability ratings.
This brand isn’t one of our favorites, but it could work for some cats. With apparently good ingredient quality and a reputation for safety, it won’t hurt to give Victor a try.
Where To Buy Victor Cat Food?
You’ll find Victor in select specialty retailers, farm and ranch stores, and hardware stores. Click here to search for a retailer near you. Remember that not all Victor retailers carry this brand’s cat food, so contact your store and ask before you make the trip.
If you prefer to shop online, Victor recommends buying their products on Chewy.