Dog grooming isn’t just a cosmetic choice for your animal. The truth is that basic grooming is necessary for your dog’s good health and happiness. No one would dare to call showering a purely cosmetic choice. If they do, then they may need a reevaluation of their life goals. Keeping your dog groomed is like any of the little grooming we do every day. We wash ourselves, we trim our nails, we comb our hair, etc.