Thanks for the tips. I'm going to try the saline. I do the warm washcloth, it just takes far too long to penetrate all of that gunk. The environment is very dusty, the main problem he has is "old as dirt-itus." There are several vet friends that enjoy benefits in the shop by taking care of his medical. I just need something to keep him clean and comfy. I don't expect him to live too much longer.