Thank you so much for the advice! He just had his check-up with the vet a few days ago, and the vet has said that other than his weight, he's perfectly healthy, so it must be just a food thing.
Itty Bitty is a about 5 1/2 years old now. He was
the runt of the litter (hence his name), but now he's just grown and grown. Very very cute, but worrysome for the health side effects.
He will eat the dry food if he has to. If he's crying at me for food, and I just fill up his dry food, he looks at me like "Umm..excuse me! What the heck is this!?!" I will definitely start weaning them off the free feeding. The vet had mentioned something similar, but to leave a bowl somewhere that Itty Bitty can't get to that's available to his brother. This is all awesome advice, I appreciate it so much! Itty Bitty does too, i'm sure
I think he'll love the idea of more meals during the day, even if they're much smaller.
The food right now is Science Diet light, but more often than not, he's eating Natural Balance or Eagle Pack or something higher-end. I'll try what you guys have suggested and hope for the best!
Oh, one more thing. I had mentioned to the vet that I was trying to get Itty Bitty to "exercise", sort of
I'd pay with him with some string, or anything to get him active. The vet said I wouldn't be helping him burn any useful amount of calories, but I can't seem why it would hurt. Should I continue this exercise, or am I just being silly? If anything, I guess it's some good bonding time