I'm hoping a cat expert can help me out. I have two indoor cats that are nearly 4 years old (I've had them since they were ~3 months of age). I'm not exaggerating when I say that I have never found pee or poop in the house (not even on day 1 when we brought them home from the shelter). To preface, 2 years ago I moved from the east coast to the west coast (5 days of driving) and my 2 cats stayed in a travel box while in the car and were let out overnight. Fast-forward to last week. My boyfriend and I woke up really early the morning we left (~3am) to find a small amount of poop on the carpet...okay, weird but we thought it was a fluke (or maybe due to stress because everything was packed up). Travel day 1) both cats in the carrier, a small amount of poop and pee found Later that night, female cat is a b*tch to other cat and I'm seriously concerned that she will scratch out his eyes...we decide to separate cats in car for remainder of the trip (they're still together in the hotel room, just not in the car). Travel days 2 and 3), poop found in male cat's carrier and promptly cleaned up Again, this wasn't bothering me too much because it was a stressful situation (but it was weird because our 5 day trip yielded no problems). We have been in our new home since Sunday night and I have found cat poop on 4/5 days. The first thing I did when I arrived was set up a room with the litter boxes (which I have seen both cats use). I haven't changed their diets or litter (there are 2 boxes that are cleaned regularly). One (weird) thing that comes to mind is that the girl who lived here previously had a couple of dogs so I wonder if the cats smell soiled carpet... I am wondering if I should take him (I'm assuming it's him, but it could possibly be the female) to the vet for an exam...the poop is completely normal looking and he doesn't appear to strain when he uses the litter box. I'm more concerned that this is going to become (more of) a habit. Can this be caused by the stress of moving? And might it stop once we're settled in...or will it become a habit? Sorry for the novel, but I'd really appreciate any advice!