I sort of already did this by accident, and I want to get some feedback...does this sound ok or are there any reasons you guys can think of that it isn't a good idea?
It happened because my senior cat is having urinary issues. She's been vetted and we believe the issues are behavioral, peeing outside the box, primarily in one spot. I've tried a bunch of different things, but she kept going to that spot...finally I put a puppy pad down in the spot, which is under the buffet in the dining room, and she went on the pad...I kept pads down for a while and she kept using them. After a while I put the pad in the bottom of a litter box in the same spot and she continued to use it. Fast forward....I now believe both cats are using the box with the pee pads, and quite frankly I like it. I find it easier to change out the pad once a day than scooping litter, it smells better, and because it's in the dining room on carpet, it's nice that there is no tracking. I costed it out and it's even cheaper than the higher end litters...$10 for 30 pads, each pad can be cut in half, so $10 for two months worth for one box. I still have litter in another box and I want to put pads in it too, but I'm hesitant...the younger cat still uses the litter too, she uses both...any reason not to try it??