Victor Mers Classic Feline Review

Victor Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: beef, seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 387 cal/100g

Price: $$

Overall, Victor Mers Classic Feline is an average cat food, earning 6 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.

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Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

Victor Mers Classic Feline includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • chicken
  • chicken meal
  • beef meal
  • menhaden fish meal
  • pork meal

Questionable Ingredients

  • whole grain brown rice

Potential Allergens

  • beef meal
  • menhaden fish meal
  • dried egg product

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

In this case, Victor Mers Classic Feline's most plentiful ingredient listed is chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken meal and beef meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, Victor Mers Classic Feline also contains as top ingredients whole grain brown rice. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.

Allergen alert: This product contains beef meal, menhaden fish meal and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef, seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3122 cat foods in our database, Victor Mers Classic Feline has:

  • significantly less protein than average
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • less fiber than average
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Victor Mers Classic Feline has approximately 387 calories per 100g (109 calories/ounce), which is a few more calories compared to the average of the other dry cat foods in the CatFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on January 13, 2018.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Beef Meal, Whole Grain Brown Rice, Grain Sorghum, Menhaden Fish Meal (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acid), Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols), Pork Meal, Dried Egg Product, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Natural Chicken Flavor, Sodium Bisulfate, DL Methionine, Dried Kelp, Choline Chloride, Yeast Culture, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Dried Chicory Root, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Lecithin, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Citric Acid, Rosemary Extract


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
32.0%
Fat: (min)
16.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.3%
Carbs: (est)
39.8%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
9.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
35%
Fat: (min)
18%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
44%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
387/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.

Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.


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