Spaying and neutering

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Registered: 07-19-2011
Spaying and neutering
Mon, 09-23-2013 - 9:15pm

I have 2 kittens and they are turning 6 months on October 17th. I currently have them set up to get spayed and neutered on October 31st. I am not having them spayed thru my vet, but a local spay and neuter assistance program. am I risking my female cat going into heat by waiting one week from when she turns 6 months? When speaking with my vet office tonight they made me nervous that I was waiting too long.nbut I don't feel like 1 week will make too much of a difference. 

Any input would be helpful. Thanks!