When you think of the holidays, I bet you envision family, a warm fire, good food, and your favorite holiday flavor or spice. Maybe it’s the warm taste of apple cider with a hint of cinnamon that tickles your fancy. Here are six classic holiday spices and herbs that are not only safe for dogs, but good for their health! As with any herbs, please consult with your holistic veterinarian if your dog has any medical concerns, is on medication, or is pregnant or lactating. 1.