Victor Grain Free - Yukon River Canine Review

Victor Dry Dog Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood

Est. Calories: 380 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Victor Grain Free - Yukon River Canine is an above average dog food, earning 7 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.


Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a dog 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 Grain Free - Yukon River Canine includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • salmon
  • menhaden fish meal

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • salmon
  • menhaden fish meal

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 Grain Free - Yukon River Canine's most plentiful ingredient listed is salmon, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains menhaden fish meal as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your dog's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

Allergen alert: This product contains salmon and menhaden fish meal which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Victor Grain Free - Yukon River Canine has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • more carbohydrates than average
  • less fat than average
  • significantly less fiber than average
In general, dogs 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 Grain Free - Yukon River Canine has approximately 380 calories per 100g (107 calories/ounce), which is a few more calories compared to the average of the other dry dog foods in the DogFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on May 22, 2017.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:

Salmon, Menhaden Fish Meal (source of DHA-Docosahexaenoic Acid), Sweet Potato, Peas, Canola Oil, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Flax Seed (source of Omega 3 Fatty Acid), Yeast Culture, Potassium Chloride, Dried Kelp, Salt, Montmorillonite, Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene), Dried Carrot, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Taurine, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Selenium Yeast, L-Carnitine, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate, Riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Lecithin, Fructooligosaccharide, Folic Acid, Yeast Extract, 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 dog food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
33.0%
Fat: (min)
15.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.8%
Carbs: (est)
39.2%
Ash: (est)
0.0%
Moisture: (max)
9.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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

Protein: (min)
36%
Fat: (min)
16%
Fiber: (max)
4%
Carbs: (est)
43%
Ash: (est)
0%
Calories: (est)
380/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each dog 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.


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