I think you would be hard pressed to find any studies as it would be pet food companies that fund the studies and they don't want people to start feeding their pets quality, human grade, the way nature intended food.
The concentrated protein levels in kibble along with the chemicals could really do a number on some animals, just like junk food full of carbs and sugar are affecting children.
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Puddles, female Himalayan (16 yrs)
Jasper, male Ragdoll ?? (approx 9 yrs)
Sweet Pea, female silver tabby DSH (approx 7 yrs)
Rose semi feral, a cpietra rescue, female tabby (approx 6 yrs)
Snowball RIP (1991-2005)
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