Welcome to JustAnswer! I would be happy to assist you. I am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis and a Medical Director of a 4 veterinarian practice.
I don't think you want to be relying on a diagnosis by some pet store person.
She looks like she has blisters on her paws
This could be some type of pododermatitis (foot infection), furunculosis (which is an infection in the hair follicles)
You need to see a vet without question.
She very well may need a course of oral antibiotics, and some anti-inflammatory treatment.
I really do not believe any topical therapy is going to resolve this problem, not to mention, encourage her to lick it off anyway.
I read that mini rex may be predisposed to getting blisters on their paws, would this have been caused because she does jump off high things such as the couch and bed
No. Unless she was injured when she jumped.
She never appears to be injured. Your recomendation is to see a vet.
Is bubblefoot even a real diagnosis?
Would it help if I padded her home with cotton towels?
more in guinea pigs, chinchillas
clearly, if you internet search for this term in cats, you won't have much luck.
That is why listening to a pet store employee is bad news.
My mini rex is a Rabbit not a cat
Well, that changes things a bit! :)
Bare with me a moment
I wanted to find a specific link for you. The bubblefoot condition is a general term to describe the foot infection (pododermatitis) i was mentioning earlier.
Is it still urget to visit the vet, or should I try some at home corrections first?
I would see the vet first to ensure there is not any additional topical or oral therapy including antibiotics that will be needed.
just in case...don't want it getting any worse.
thank you for your time :) I will schedule an appt. promptly