Hey there! I have a cat who eats wet food for his main diet. I was wondering if how he eats is something I need to worry about. During the week when I'm at school he sometimes doesn't touch his breakfast all day, and only when I come home around 6 p.m. does he start eating it. My grandma insists it's because he doesn't like his food, but then he eats totally normally when I'm around. Could this be some kind of weird attachment issue? The brand of wet food is Wellness CORE, if that makes a diff.
It might be an attachment issue, I can’t really say. Either way, you need to change that management pattern - wet food goes bad and should really never be left out for more than an hour, two at max. It’s definitely risky for him to be eating it after it has been sitting out all day.
I’d suggest putting food down for him first thing when you get up, and picking it up and putting it away in the fridge when you go to school. If he’s crying from hunger later, your grandmother can put it down for him for a little while. Hopefully he’ll start learning to eat when it’s available rather than when he feels like it, and that’ll help him stay a little further away from risk of getting sick.