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Central diabetes insipidus (CDI)

Caused by ADH deficiency

Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI)

Caused by impaired responsiveness of the kidney to ADH

Desmopressin, DDAVP (1-desamino-8-D arginine vasopressin)

synthetic ADH analog

drug of choice for CDI in dogs and cats


useful in both CDI and NDI

Restricted sodium chloride intake

NDI Drug of choice

Thiazide diuretic

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