PBF promotes responsible dog ownership, and certainly a big part of that is responsible health care for your animals. Please remember that advice and opinions given here do NOT replace diagnoses from an actual qualified veterinary professional who has given your dog a thorough, hands-on examination.
Strangers over the internet can make guesses, tell anecdotes about their own experiences, and suggest dietary/grooming options that may be helpful, but they simply cannot reliably diagnose an injury or illness without direct contact with your animal, nor should they (or PBF) be held responsible for your choice to follow or ignore their suggestions. Please remember this and do not make any decisions about your pets' health care based exclusively on internet posts.
If it would be helpful, perhaps we can contribute here a list of symptoms that would require vet treatment, and what would require emergency vet care?
For example - I would probably wait less than 24 hours to take my dog to the vet if he was limping, but I would not likely rush him to the e-vet without obvious swelling, bleeding, pain when the leg was touched, or some other symptoms besides the limp.
I would rush my dog to the e-vet if he appeared to have difficulty breathing at all.
What are your thoughts?