Tis the season for getting sick. Every year, we anticipate that there is a good possibility we could get a severe cold or the dreaded flu bug. Well, you dog is no exception. A dangerous dog flu virus has been found all across the nation, and a confirmed case was recently reported in Montana. Just like the human flu bug, the dog flu is rarely fatal, but can make your dog extremely sick.

According to CBS News

A dangerous new strain of dog flu is spreading concern across the West. A dog in Montana recently tested positive for the highly contagious virus, and the Washington state health department is warning pet owners after possible exposure at a Seattle-area kennel.

Vets say the disease is rarely fatal, but owners should see a vet right away if their dog shows symptoms.

"So if your dog doesn't eat well, misses a meal, if you see coughing, if you see lethargy, just being tired, moping around, it could be a sign of a fever," vet Rob McMonigle said. "If you see that, give your local vet a call and schedule an appointment because they'll need to get on some special medications for it."

Humans can't contract the virus, but they could spread it to healthy dogs after close contact with an infected dog.