What spices are safe for dogs? Written by Russel in A What spices are safe for dogs? Dogs cannot taste spices but they can feel their effects. Healthy spices for dogs include parsley, oregano, basil, cinnamon, and ginger. Consult with your vet before feeding your dog spicy food. Russel A pet owner who loves to share useful facts and information about animals. For now, I write mostly about dogs and cats.